15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  13​h
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Imatra
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  5​h
4
Kuusamo
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Toronto

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Helsinki Cathedral. Appreciate the collections at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma (Nykytaiteen Museo). Next up on the itinerary: get a taste of the local shopping with Market Square Kauppatori, kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach, browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki tour planner.

Toronto, Canada to Helsinki is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from Toronto to Helsinki, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in September, things will get little chillier in Helsinki: highs are around 18°C and lows about 9°C. On the 26th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): stop by 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 step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Linnansaari National Park.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Savonlinna tour builder .

Getting from Helsinki to Savonlinna by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 7°C. 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

Side Trips

Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kerimaki Church, Linnansaari National Park
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): kick back and relax at Lammassaari Island, kick back and relax at Lempukka Beach, then head off the coast to Malonsaari, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Imatra trip planning app .

Drive from Savonlinna to Imatra in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Imatra sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. On the 30th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island
Malonsaari ©
Malonsaari

3
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kiutakongas Rapids and Pieni Karhunkierros Trail. Shop till you drop at Shopping Center Kumpare and Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop. The adventure continues: head outdoors with Karhunkierros and relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kuusamo trip tool .

Getting from Imatra to Kuusamo by combination of train and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Imatra in September; daily highs in Kuusamo reach 13°C and lows reach 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

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 4th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Turku road trip site .

Getting from Kuusamo to Turku by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Kuusamo in October, expect Turku to be a bit warmer, temps between 10°C and 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Kurjenrahka National Park
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo