15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland route planner

Make it your trip
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 1 night
Fly
3
Mariehamn
— 1 night
Fly
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Hameenlinna
— 3 nights
Drive
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Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lappeenranta
— 1 night
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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.
When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately Espoo away. The adventure continues: deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, walk around The Esplanadi Park, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki journey planner.

Manchester, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 2 hours. In September in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 8°C at night. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll travel to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Turku

— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 23rd (Thu), explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

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

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. September in Turku sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow time for the flight to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Mariehamn

— 1 night
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Kobba Klintar, take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter, and then stroll around Lilla holmen.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Mariehamn online day trip planner.

Fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In September in Mariehamn, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Hameenlinna.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Parks · Nature · Childrens Museums

Hameenlinna

— 3 nights
Hämeenlinna is a city and municipality of about inhabitants in the heart of the historical province of Häme in the south of Finland. Get out of town with these interesting Hameenlinna side-trips: Lahti (Apulandia & Sibelius Hall) and Padasjoki (Padasjoen Tuomastornit & Keinuhonka Farm). And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Ahvenisto, get engrossed in the history at Palander House, walk around Aulanko, and see the interesting displays at Suomen Lasimuseo (The Finnish Glass Museum).

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Hameenlinna vacation maker tool.

Getting from Mariehamn to Hameenlinna by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Hameenlinna

Museums · Theme Parks · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Jyvaskyla

— 1 night
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): don't miss a visit to University of Jyvaskyla, brush up on your military savvy at Finnish Air Force Museum, then walk around Maki-Matin perhepuisto, and finally stroll through Tourujoen Luontopolku.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Jyvaskyla trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Hameenlinna to Jyvaskyla takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Parks · Museums

Savonlinna

— 3 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Venture out of the city with trips to Puumala (Lietvesi Scenic Road & Lake Saimaa), Parikkala (Parikkalan kirkko, Siikalahti Wetland, &more) and Punkaharju Ridge (in Punkaharju). And it doesn't end there: explore the venue of Konsertti-ja Kongressitalo Mikaeli, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mikkeli Cathedral, and walk around Park Mikkelipuisto.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Savonlinna travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Jyvaskyla to Savonlinna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trips

Lappeenranta

— 1 night

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Lappeenranta tour planner.

Getting from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Lappeenranta can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. On the 3rd (Sun), you're off to home.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."