15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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Savonlinna
— 2 nights
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Imatra
— 2 nights
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Kuusamo
— 3 nights
5
Turku
— 2 nights

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Hietaranta Beach. Get some historical perspective at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, get engrossed in the history at Helsinki City Museum, and stop by Artisaani.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Helsinki day trip site.

Toronto, Canada to Helsinki is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Toronto to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In September, Helsinki is a bit cooler than Toronto - with highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C. On the 26th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square, examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, and finally explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Linnansaari National Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Savonlinna day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Helsinki to Savonlinna in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. September in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Imatra.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 26 — 28:
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Lempukka Beach, then step off the mainland to explore Malonsaari, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Nicholas.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Imatra tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Savonlinna to Imatra by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. September in Imatra sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Sep 28 — 30:
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Waterfall
Imatra Waterfall
4.3
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Island
Malonsaari
4.4

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pieni Karhunkierros Trail and Karhunkierros. For shopping fun, head to Shopping Center Kumpare or Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop. There's more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids and experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo trip planner.

Do a combination of train and flight from Imatra to Kuusamo in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Imatra in September, with highs in Kuusamo at 13°C and lows at 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time for travel to Turku.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 3:
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Outdoor Activity
Karhunkierros
4.9
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Water Body
Kiutakongas Rapids
4.8

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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 4th (Thu): make a trip to Archangel Michael's church, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Turku trip planner.

Getting from Kuusamo to Turku by combination of flight and train takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Kuusamo in October, with highs in Turku at 10°C and lows at 1°C. On the 5th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 3 — 5:
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Must see
Turku Castle
4.5
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Religious Site
Turku Cathedral
4.4