15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly + train:  8​h 45​min
1
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Turku
— 2 nights
3
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
5
Koli National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Rantasalmi
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Imatra
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
8
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Lisbon

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vanha Kirkko, then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then kick back and relax at Suolijarvi Beach. Keep things going the next day: see the sky in a new way at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Tampere online travel planner .

Lisbon, Portugal to Tampere is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Lisbon to Tampere, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lisbon in August, expect Tampere to be a bit cooler, temps between 23°C and 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Theme Parks Childrens Museums
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Vanha Kirkko ©
Vanha Kirkko

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 7th (Tue): deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then enjoy some diversion at Moomin World, and then explore the striking landscape of Kurjenrahka National Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Turku trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Tampere to Turku by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Kurjenrahka National Park
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 9th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, then browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Puuvilla, then take an in-depth tour of Rakennuskulttuuritalo Toivo Ja Korsmanin Talo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Pori online journey planner .

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Kauppakeskus Puuvilla ©
Kauppakeskus Puuvilla

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Mustasaari trip builder tool .

Drive from Pori to Mustasaari in 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
night
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, then trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Koli National Park trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Mustasaari to Koli National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Rantasalmi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail

1
night
Rantasalmi

Rantasalmi ©
Rantasalmi is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Southern Savonia region. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Linnansaari National Park.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Rantasalmi tour itinerary planning website .

Getting from Koli National Park to Rantasalmi by car takes about 3 hours. In August in Rantasalmi, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Imatra.

Things to do in Rantasalmi

Parks Nature
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park

1
night
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 14th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Joutsenon kirkko, kick back and relax at Lempukka Beach, head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, then take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Imatrankoski Church.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Imatra trip tool .

Traveling by car from Rantasalmi to Imatra takes 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Joutsenon kirkko
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Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Joutsenon kirkko ©
Joutsenon kirkko

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Rock Church and Helsinki Cathedral. Pack the 17th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, tour the pleasant surroundings at Korkeasaari Zoo, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Helsinki visit planner.

You can take a train from Imatra to Helsinki in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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