15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Tampere
— 1 night
2
Pori
— 1 night
3
Turku
— 3 nights
4
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
5
Savonlinna
— 1 night
6
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
7
Kotka
— 2 nights
8
Helsinki
— 4 nights

1
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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 4th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum and then enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, then take in panoramic vistas at Nasinneula Tower, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere road trip website.

Edinburgh, UK to Tampere is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of car, train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Edinburgh to Tampere due to the time zone difference. In July in Tampere, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Nasinneula Tower ©
Nasinneula Tower

1
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Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): stroll through Herrainpaivat Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), and finally test your problem-solving skills at Mysteeri Pori - Escape Room with a Story.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Pori trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Pori takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach
Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko) ©

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Explore hidden gems such as Turku Castle and Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. Change things up with these side-trips from Turku: Rauma (Rauma Art Museum & Old Rauma). There's lots more to do: visit Naantali Old Town, get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, and don't miss a visit to Archangel Michael's church.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku road trip planning app.

You can drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Rauma, Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

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night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 10th (Sat), walk around Lilla holmen, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, then take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter, and finally see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle.

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Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July in Mariehamn, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kastelholm Castle
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church.

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Getting from Mariehamn to Savonlinna by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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night
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, then explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Lappeenranta online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Lappeenranta sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Imatra Waterfall
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Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall

2
nights
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. On the 13th (Tue), examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo, admire the natural beauty at Sibelius Park, then walk around Sapokka Water Garden, and finally step off the mainland to explore Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth. Here are some ideas for day two: witness the site of a historic battle at Utti Fort, delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, then look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Palotorninvuori Park.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kotka trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Kotka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Kouvola
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth ©
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Venture out of the city with trips to Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo & Porvoo Old Town). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Kotka to Helsinki by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Porvoo
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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