19 days in Finland Itinerary

19 days in Finland Itinerary

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19 days in Finland Itinerary

Helsinki
train:  1​h 30​min
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
Helsinki
— 10 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Lappeenranta
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
Helsinki

2
days
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 6th (Tue), examine the collection at Moomin Museum, kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally see the interesting displays at Tampere City Library, Metso. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto.

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Helsinki to Tampere is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 37°F, and evening lows to 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trip

Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Moomin Museum ©
Moomin Museum

11
days
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.
Visiting Teijo national park and Tulliniemi Nature Path will get you outdoors. Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo), Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki) and Stromforsin ruukki (in Ruotsinpyhtaa). Spend the 13th (Tue) exploring nature at Ekenas Archipelago National Park. Spend the 16th (Fri) exploring nature at Valkmusa National Park. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Bellevue Beach, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, and stroll through Aurinkolahti Beach.

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You can take a train from Tampere to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 40°F, and evening lows to 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Espoo, Kotka, Hanko, Valkmusa National Park, Teijo national park
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki

2
days
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. Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): admire the striking features of Main Building of Military School, admire the striking features of Hamina Fortress, admire the striking features of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Church, and finally see the interesting displays at Salpa Line Museum. Keep things going the next day: hit the slopes at Mielakka Ski Center.

To find maps and tourist information, go to the Kotka trip website .

Getting from Helsinki to Kotka by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In November in Kotka, expect temperatures between 37°F during the day and 30°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Kotka

#Outdoors, #Winter Sports, #Parks

Side Trips

Hamina, Salpa Line Museum, Loviisan kirkko, Mielakka Ski Center
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Loviisan kirkko ©
Loviisan kirkko
Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral ©

2
days
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 21st (Wed): snap pictures at Puumalansalmen silta ja nakoalahissi and then don't miss a visit to Viewing Platform in Puumala. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Wolkoff House Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Lappeenrannan kirkko, admire the masterpieces at Lappeenrannan taidemuseo, then buy something for everyone on your list at IsoKristiina, and finally enjoy some diversion at HopLop Lappeenranta.

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Traveling by car from Kotka to Lappeenranta takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Lappeenranta, expect temperatures between 37°F during the day and 30°F at night. You'll set off for home on the 24th (Sat).

Things to do in Lappeenranta

#Historic Sites, #Shopping, #Museums

Side Trips

Imatra, Puumala, Ruokolahden Kirkko
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Lappeen Marian kirkko ©
Lappeen Marian kirkko
Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island
Lappeenrannan kirkko ©
Lappeenrannan kirkko