23 days in Finland Itinerary

23 days in Finland Itinerary

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23 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Espoo
Espoo
— 10 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
Imatra
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
Helsinki
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
End: Espoo

10
nights
Espoo

Espoo ©
Espoo is the second largest city and municipality in Finland. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Pakotarinat as well as VMB Fishing. You'll get in some beach time at Bellevue Beach and Aurlahti Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Teijo national park and Tulliniemi Nature Path. Venture out of the city with trips to Hanko Water Tower (in Hanko), Vaaksy Canal (in Asikkala) and Church of Hollola (in Hollola). Spend the 4th (Sat) exploring nature at Ekenas Archipelago National Park. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila, step off the mainland to explore Fagerö Kaunissaari, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park, and have fun at Leppavaara Swimming Pool.

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If you are flying in from Russia, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Espoo

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Hanko, Porvoo, Lohja, Lahti, Kirkkonummen kirkko
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Aurlahti Beach ©
Aurlahti Beach
Ekenas Archipelago National Park ©
Ekenas Archipelago National Park
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park

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 9th (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, step off the mainland to explore Lehman, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kumparepuisto Park. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Valkmusa National Park.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kotka trip planner .

Drive from Espoo to Kotka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kotka

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Valkmusa National Park
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Valkmusa National Park ©
Valkmusa National Park
Kumparepuisto Park ©
Kumparepuisto Park

2
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Viewing Platform in Puumala, cruise along Puumalan Lake, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lappeen Marian kirkko. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: have fun at HopLop Lappeenranta, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lauritsala Church, and then buy something for everyone on your list at IsoKristiina.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Lappeenranta trip planner .

You can drive from Kotka to Lappeenranta in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August in Lappeenranta, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can take a train to Imatra.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

#Scenic Drive, #Shopping, #Nature

Side Trip

Puumala
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Puumalan Lake ©
Puumalan Lake
HopLop Lappeenranta ©
HopLop Lappeenranta
Lappeen Marian kirkko ©
Lappeen Marian kirkko

3
nights
Imatra

Imatra ©
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): trek along Malonsaari, explore the activities along Siikalahti Wetland, then don't miss a visit to Ruokolahden Kellotapuli, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ruokolahden Kirkko. Keep things going the next day: head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, then explore the striking landscape at Kummakivi Boulder, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas.

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

Imatra is very close to Lappeenranta. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Imatra

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Ruokolahti, Siikalahti Wetland
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Malonsaari ©
Malonsaari
Ruokolahden Kellotapuli ©
Ruokolahden Kellotapuli
Tainionkosken Church ©
Tainionkosken Church

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach, and then admire the masterpieces at Design Museum.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki planner .

Take a train from Imatra to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Theme Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): learn about winemaking at Pihamaa Estate & Winery. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Hiidenvuori, take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, then examine the collection at Kouvola City Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Main Church.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kouvola travel route builder tool .

You can take a train from Helsinki to Kouvola in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Kouvola sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Pihamaa Estate & Winery, Hiidenvuori
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Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori
Hevoshaan Arboretum ©
Hevoshaan Arboretum
The Sippola church ©
The Sippola church

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