15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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 + Train:  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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. Get some historical perspective at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), stop by Artisaani, and take an in-depth tour of Helsinki City Museum.

Plan my day in Helsinki using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Toronto, Canada to Helsinki is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Toronto to Helsinki, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in September, expect Helsinki to be little chillier, temps between 19°C and 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

2
nights
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, thentake 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

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Linnansaari National Park, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kerimaki Church
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Lempukka Beach, thenstep 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
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Malonsaari ©
Malonsaari
Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island

3
nights
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

Side Trip

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

2
nights
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, thensee 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

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

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