15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly:  11​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Inari
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Kotka
— 2 nights
6
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
7
Turku
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
8
Tampere
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Lisbon

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): admire the sheer force of Auttikongas, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and then see Santa Claus Office.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner .

Lisbon, Portugal to Rovaniemi is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time to Eastern European Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Lisbon in May, expect nights in Rovaniemi to be a bit cooler, around 3°C, while days are much colder, around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Nature Parks Fun & Games
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Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then head outdoors with Seven Fells Up.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo holiday maker tool .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Akaslompolo are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Safaris
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 23rd (Thu), examine the collection at Siida and then relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeerfarm.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Inari trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Inari takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Inari, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Museums
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Inari Reindeer Farm ©
Inari Reindeer Farm
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Room Escape Games. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Porvoo Old Town in Porvoo--about 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and make a trip to Senate Square.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki tour planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Inari in May, with highs in Helsinki at 18°C and lows at 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Ullanlinna ©
Ullanlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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nights
Kotka

Kotka ©
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Sibelius Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Lehman, then hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, then take in nature's colorful creations at Fuksinpuisto Park, then wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Marian Kirkko.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, read Kotka online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Helsinki to Kotka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Marian Kirkko, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Lehman ©
Lehman
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden

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nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 30th (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, get advice or help at Riihisaari, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Savonlinna day trip app .

You can drive from Kotka to Savonlinna in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): explore the world behind art at Ett Hem Museum and then take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle.

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Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Turku takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In May, daytime highs in Turku are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

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nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 2nd (Sun), soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, and finally get in on the excitement at Irti Maasta Tampere. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, look for gifts at Tallipihan Suklaapuoti, and then take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

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Take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Tampere, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus