15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Ljubljana
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Pori
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 15​min
4
Inari
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Imatra
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
8
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Ljubljana

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): visit a coastal fixture at Archipelago National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Soderlangvik and then look for all kinds of wild species at Oro.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kimito Island trip planner .

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Kimito Island is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Ljubljana to Kimito Island is 1 hour. In July, Kimito Island is a bit cooler than Ljubljana - with highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Kurjenrahka National Park, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Naantali Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and finally head off the coast to Vepsa Island.

For photos and tourist information, use the Turku trip builder app .

Getting from Kimito Island to Turku by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Naantali Church, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Pori tour itinerary tool .

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Pori

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
On the 21st (Sat), see the interesting displays at Siida, then experience rural life at Inari Reindeerfarm, and then relax in the rural setting at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lemmenjoki National Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Inari tour itinerary site .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Pori to Inari in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Pori in July, expect nights in Inari to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Inari

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Siida ©
Siida

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): stroll through Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, then explore the stunning scenery at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare. Keep things going the next day: experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, then get outside with Karhunkierros, and then admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo trip tool .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Kuusamo takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Kuusamo are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuusamo

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then don't miss a visit to Riihisaari, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paaskylahden kirkko.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Savonlinna planning site .

Traveling by flight from Kuusamo to Savonlinna takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In July, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Imatra.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

1
night
Imatra

Imatra ©
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
On the 26th (Thu), head off the coast to Malonsaari, enjoy the sand and surf at Lempukka Beach, then trek along Lammassaari Island, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Imatra vacation planning app .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Imatra takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Imatra, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Imatra

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Malonsaari ©
Malonsaari

3
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Market Square Kauppatori. Escape the urban bustle at Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Hietaranta Beach. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner .

Traveling by train from Imatra to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Outdoors
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

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