15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Edinburgh, Scotland
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
Fly:  2 h
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
Train:  1 h 30 min
8
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
End: Edinburgh, Scotland

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Tampere vacation planner.

Edinburgh, UK to Tampere is an approximately 8- hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of car, train, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Edinburgh to Tampere is 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to catch the 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), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and then get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Turku trip app.

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Beaches Outdoors
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm and then take in the dramatic natural features at Keimiotunturi Fell.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Levi route maker site.

You can fly from Turku to Levi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. July in Levi sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Trails Adventure

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. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Karhunkierros.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kuusamo online trip builder.

Fly from Levi to Kuusamo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Kuusamo are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. On the 9th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon 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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Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids

2
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): stop by Koli Shop Retkitupa, then hike along Akka-Koli Hill, and then stroll through Paha-Koli Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, then examine the collection at Koli Nature Centre Ukko, and then stroll through Ukko-Koli Hill.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park trip maker.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Koli National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to 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
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-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, pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Savonlinna day trip website.

Drive from Koli National Park to Savonlinna in 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough 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. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Main Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhan Ristin kirkko, and finally identify plant and animal life at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kouvola holiday maker tool.

Getting from Savonlinna to Kouvola by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Kouvola sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Arboretum Mustila
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Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
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 team's savvy at popular escape rooms, don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town, admire the striking features of Cathedral of Porvoo, then get to know the fascinating history of Castle Hill, and finally get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip builder tool.

You can take a train from Kouvola to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Porvoo
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Room Escape Games
Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo

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