15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly + Drive:  15​h 30​min
1
Kotka
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
Inari
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Toronto

1
night
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 22nd (Sat): wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, then admire the striking features of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, then enjoy the sand and surf at Beach Mansikkalahti, and finally kick back and relax at Santalahti Nature Trail.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kotka road trip site .

Toronto, Canada to Kotka is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Toronto in September, with highs in Kotka at 17°C and lows at 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church ©
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church

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night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, savor the flavors at Savonlinna Market Square, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip planner .

You can drive from Kotka to Savonlinna in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Taito Shop Savonlinna ©
Taito Shop Savonlinna

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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 24th (Mon), kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: see the sky in a new way at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Tampere takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Tampere are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Theme Parks
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

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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 26th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then admire the masterpieces at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then browse the exhibits of Turku Castle.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Turku sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): head outdoors with Karhunkierros, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kuusamo trip planning site .

Fly from Turku to Kuusamo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Turku in September, you will find days in Kuusamo are little chillier (13°C), and nights are about the same (5°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm ©

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nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 29th (Sat), get outside with Lake Inari.

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Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Inari takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Museums
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Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

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.
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria will appeal to museum buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Market Square Kauppatori and Stockmann's Department Store. Pack the 4th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of Fortress of Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma (Nykytaiteen Museo).

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki online day trip planner .

Getting from Inari to Helsinki by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, Helsinki is somewhat warmer than Inari - with highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum