15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland itinerary planner
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Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly
3
Oulu
— 1 night
Fly
4
Aland Island
— 2 nights
Drive to Mariehamn, Fly to Turku
5
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Tampere
— 4 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Jerusalem

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Helsinki — 4 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and The National Museum of Finland. Get a sense of the local culture at Kansallisgalleria and Katajanokka. Venture out of the city with trips to Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo & Porvoo Old Town). And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, steep yourself in history at Mannerheim Museum, walk around Kaivopuisto, and take in panoramic vistas at SkyWheel Helsinki.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki day trip planning app.

Jerusalem, Israel to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Jerusalem in August; daily highs in Helsinki reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to 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.
On the 29th (Mon), appreciate the history behind The Spirit of the fortress, pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then browse the exhibits of S/S Salama, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Savonlinna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to fly 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 30th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, then kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally get your game on at Superpark Oulu.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Oulu itinerary planner.

You can fly from Savonlinna to Oulu in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. August in Oulu sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to fly 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.
On the 31st (Wed), relax and rejuvenate at Mjuk&Len SPA, explore the engaging exhibits at The Aland Island Art Museum, then see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to Bomarsund. Keep things going the next day: take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter, examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, then have fun and explore at The Cultural History Museum of Aland, and finally stroll around Lilla holmen.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Aland Island trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Oulu to Aland Island takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of car and ferry. August in Aland Island sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Turku.
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Turku — 2 nights

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): see the interesting displays at Turku Biological Museum, take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, take in the exciting artwork at Gallery A, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, and finally see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, then get engrossed in the history at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, then take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, and finally get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

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Traveling by combination of car and flight from Aland Island to Turku takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Tampere.
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Tampere — 4 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Take a break from the city and head to Yyteri Beach and Hatanpaa Arboretum. Explore hidden gems such as Vapriikin Museokeskus and Nasinneula Tower. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Veturimuseo (in Akaa), Rakennuskulttuuritalo Toivo Ja Korsmanin Talo (in Pori) and Old Rauma (in Rauma). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, take in the exciting artwork at Valokuvakeskus Nykyaika, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Tampere online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Turku to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel 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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