15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh
Fly + train:  7​h
1
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Levi
— 2 nights
4
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
7
Kouvola
— 1 night
8
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Edinburgh

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip itinerary builder tool .

Edinburgh, UK to Tampere is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto

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), make a trip to Archangel Michael's church, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): kick back and relax at Vepsa Island, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and then browse the collection at Turku City Library.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Turku online visit planner .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. July in Turku sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Turku

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

2
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 6th (Sat), gear up at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): stroll through Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then explore the striking landscape at Keimiotunturi Fell.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Levi trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Turku to Levi in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Keimiotunturi Fell
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 8th (Mon), explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, stroll through Kiutakongas Rapids, and then stroll through Pieni Karhunkierros Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Karhunkierros and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kuusamo road trip app .

Getting from Levi to Kuusamo by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Kuusamo are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros

2
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
On the 10th (Wed), stop by Koli Shop Retkitupa, then trek along Akka-Koli Hill, and then hike along Paha-Koli Hill. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, then see the interesting displays at Koli Nature Centre Ukko, and then hike along Ukko-Koli Hill.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Koli National Park itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Kuusamo to Koli National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to fly. In July in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Koli
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Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

1
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 12th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko.

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Drive from Koli National Park to Savonlinna in 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

1
night
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila, then pause for some serene contemplation at Main Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhan Ristin kirkko, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kouvola trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Kouvola takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Kouvola can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Arboretum Mustila
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Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Pyhan Ristin kirkko ©
Pyhan Ristin kirkko

2
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.
On the 14th (Sun), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Porvoo, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Hill, and finally take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): find something for the whole family at Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip builder site .

Traveling by train from Kouvola to Helsinki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Helsinki are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Porvoo
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Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo

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