21 days in Finland Itinerary

21 days in Finland Itinerary

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21 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Heinavesi
Drive:  3​h 45​min
1
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Porvoo
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Heinavesi
— 14 nights
End: Heinavesi

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 3rd (Fri), examine the collection at Museum of Aviation, take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Shopping Center Veturi. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Kyminlinna Fortress, then pause for some serene contemplation at Marian Kirkko, then step off the mainland to explore Haapasaari Island, and finally head off the coast to Lehman.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kotka road trip planning app .

Heinavesi to Kotka is an approximately 4-hour car ride. In August in Kotka, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

#Nature, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Kouvola, Marian Kirkko
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Haapasaari Island ©
Haapasaari Island
Marian Kirkko ©
Marian Kirkko
Kyminlinna Fortress ©
Kyminlinna Fortress

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Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Ungern and Rosen Fortresses, then examine the collection at Loviisa Maritime Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Michael Church, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Kaunissaari. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of The Runeberg Home, get some fabulous bargains at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, examine the collection at Porvoo Museum/Holm House, then admire the striking features of Cathedral of Porvoo, and finally don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Porvoo visit planning tool .

You can drive from Kotka to Porvoo in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Porvoo are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Porvoo

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Nature

Side Trips

Loviisa, Kaunissaari, St Michael Church
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Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
The Runeberg Home ©
The Runeberg Home
Porvoo Museum/Holm House ©
Porvoo Museum/Holm House

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, then hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): get interesting insight from Nuuksio National Park.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner .

You can drive from Porvoo to Helsinki in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Heinavesi.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Nature, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Hakaniemi Market ©
Hakaniemi Market

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Heinavesi

Heinavesi ©
Heinävesi is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Southern Savonia region. Visit Honkaniemi Beach and Utra Beach for some beach relaxation. For shopping fun, head to Taito Shop Savonlinna or Pikku Pietarin Torikuja. Change things up with these side-trips from Heinavesi: Koli National Park (Pirunkirkko, Paha-Koli Hill, & more), Kuopio (Puijo Tower, Alahovi Berry Wine Farm, & more) and Kerimaki (Kerimaki Church & Salpa Line). Spend the 20th (Mon) exploring nature at Linnansaari National Park. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tohmajarven kirkko, stroll through Kitee Zoo, and see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Heinavesi attractions planning app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Helsinki to Heinavesi. In August in Heinavesi, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Heinavesi

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Kuopio, Joensuu, Mikkeli, Savonlinna
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park