15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Aspen
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Kouvola
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
3
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Fly + train:  4​h 45​min
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Aspen

1
night
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Main Church and then identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kouvola trip planner.

Aspen, USA to Kouvola is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Aspen to Kouvola is 9 hours. When traveling from Aspen in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Kouvola: temperatures range from 70°F by day to 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Arboretum Mustila
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, explore the striking landscape at Punkaharju Ridge, make a trip to The Parikkala Sculpture Park, then explore the activities along Siikalahti Wetland, and finally step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolovesi National Park.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Savonlinna trip planning site .

Getting from Kouvola to Savonlinna by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Parikkala, Punkaharju Ridge, Kolovesi National Park
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Kolovesi National Park ©
Kolovesi National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
The Parikkala Sculpture Park ©
The Parikkala Sculpture Park

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, then take in breathtaking views at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): admire all the interesting features of Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Kuusamo in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Kuusamo are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Safaris
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm ©

2
nights
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 17th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and finally identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip itinerary builder tool .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Kuusamo to Tampere in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. July in Tampere sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can 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
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 19th (Fri), gain insight at Turku Cathedral, let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Turku travel route builder app .

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 70°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Adventure Park ©
Adventure Park
Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum ©
Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 20th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Soderlangvik and then look for all kinds of wild species at Oro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): visit a coastal fixture at Archipelago National Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kimito Island road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Turku to Kimito Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in July, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Oro ©
Oro
Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Soderlangvik ©
Soderlangvik

3
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 22nd (Mon), get a taste of the local shopping with Hakaniemi Market, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then take in nature's colorful creations at Observatory Hill Park, then contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally make a trip to Porvoo Old Town. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Nuuksio National Park.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Kimito Island to Helsinki in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Porvoo Old Town
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Room Escape Games
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

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