15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Porvoo
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Porvoo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Train
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Oulu
— 1 night
Train
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Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
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Rauma
— 1 night
Drive
8
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly

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Porvoo

— 2 nights
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Here are some ideas for day two: take in panoramic vistas at Haukkavuori Lookout Tower, stroll through Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Michael Church, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jarvenpaan kirkko.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Porvoo day trip app.

Bologna, Italy to Porvoo is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bologna to Porvoo due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Bologna in August: highs in Porvoo hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Porvoo

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 7 — 9:

Lappeenranta

— 1 night

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
On the 10th (Sat), explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, then get your game on at Flowpark, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Lappeenranta day trip planner.

Getting from Porvoo to Lappeenranta by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Lappeenranta can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Nature · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 9 — 10:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, steep yourself in history at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, and finally appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna trip planning tool.

Drive from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna in 2 hours. In August in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 10 — 11:

Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): see Santa Claus Office, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church. On your second day here, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, then identify plant and animal life at Napapiirin Porofarmi, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally make a trip to Lordi's Square.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Savonlinna to Rovaniemi takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 14:

Oulu

— 1 night
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Oulu Cathedral, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Kauppahalli, then appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi, and finally kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Oulu tour planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Oulu by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Oulu can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 15:

Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 15th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Tampere trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Oulu to Tampere in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. August in Tampere sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Tampere

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 16:

Rauma

— 1 night
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): learn about all things military at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, see the interesting displays at Marela Museum House, get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, take an in-depth tour of The Old Town Hall Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, and finally stroll the grounds of Burial Site of Sammallahdenmaki.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rauma itinerary planner.

Drive from Tampere to Rauma in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Rauma are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Rauma

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 17:

Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 17th (Sat), get your game on at Moomin World, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then get all the equipment you need at Bike Rental - by Carfield, then get lost in a book at Turku City Library, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at The Archipelago Trail.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Turku sightseeing planning tool.

Traveling by car from Rauma to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Trails · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 17 — 19:

Helsinki

— 2 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki day trip tool.

Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 21:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."