10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kotka
— 1 day
2
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
3
Pori
— 1 day
4
Tampere
— 1 night
5
Helsinki
— 4 nights

1
day
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 3rd (Sat): kick back and relax at Beach Mansikkalahti, wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, then steep yourself in history at Kotka Church, and finally hike along Santalahti Nature Trail.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kotka holiday planner.

Columbus, USA to Kotka is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Columbus to Kotka, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Columbus in August, with highs in Kotka at 68°F and lows at 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kotka

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail

2
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Uhrihalkeama, then trek along Akka-Koli Hill, and then stroll through Paha-Koli Hill. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Pielinen, stroll through Ukko-Koli Hill, and then hike along Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Koli National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Pori.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

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day
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), then tour the pleasant surroundings at Herrainpaivat Beach, and then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Pori road trip planning website.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Pori in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko) ©
Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko)

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night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Tampere trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Pori to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Tampere, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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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.
Temppeliaukio Church and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and take a stroll through Ullanlinna.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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