15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner
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Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
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Pori
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 3 nights
Fly to Mariehamn, Drive to Aland Island
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Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly
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Oulu
— 1 night
Fly
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly

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Tampere — 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Maltinranta Artcenter. Keep things going the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Tampere planning tool.

Jerusalem, Israel to Tampere is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and train. Traveling from Jerusalem in August, things will get colder in Tampere: highs are around 23°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Pori.
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Pori — 1 night

Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 26th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), then don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Pori road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Pori takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Turku.
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Turku — 3 nights

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get some cultural insight at Turku Castle and Naantali Old Town. Explore hidden gems such as Old Rauma and Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. When in Turku, make a side trip to see Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum in Rauma, approximately Rauma away. The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, get engrossed in the history at Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House, and pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church.

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You can drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Aland Island.
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Aland Island — 2 nights

There are many things that distinguish the autonomous Aland Islands from the rest of Finland, including the fact that they have their own parliament, issue their own stamps, and speak Swedish as the official language.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): don't miss a visit to The Maritime Quarter, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, then examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, and finally stroll around Lilla holmen. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Getabergen, then steep yourself in history at Salis Batteri, then take a memorable tour with JaRo Guiding, and finally head off the coast to Kobba Klintar.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Aland Island online tour planner.

Do a combination of flight and car from Turku to Aland Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Oulu.
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Oulu — 1 night

Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): view the masterpieces at Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, then look for gifts at Kure Store, then paddle through the water with Finnaction, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Outdoors Oulu Oy.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Oulu attractions website.

Fly from Aland Island to Oulu in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can fly to Savonlinna.
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Savonlinna — 1 night

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then examine the collection at Finnish Forest Museum Lusto, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church.

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You can fly from Oulu to Savonlinna in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to fly to Helsinki.
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Helsinki — 5 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Katajanokka. Do some cultural sightseeing at The National Museum of Finland and Temppeliaukio Church. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Porvoo (Söderskärin majakka, Porvoo Old Town, &more). There's still lots to do: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get a taste of the local shopping with Hakaniemi Market, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki tour itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Savonlinna to Helsinki in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In September in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can fly back home.
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Finland travel guide

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Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."
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