11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Train to S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof, Fly to Helsinki
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kotka
— 1 night
Drive
3
Lieksa
— 1 night
Drive
4
Vaasa
— 1 day
Drive
5
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Tampere
— 1 night
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Train to Helsinki, Fly to Berlin Tegel, Train to Leipzig

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Helsinki

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Katajanokka. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki driving holiday website.

Leipzig, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 7-hour combination of train and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Leipzig to Helsinki is 1 hour. When traveling from Leipzig in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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1
night
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 17th (Wed): trek along Santalahti Nature Trail, identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, then wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, then get to know the fascinating history of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, and finally head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth.

To see reviews and more tourist information, go to the Kotka trip planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Kotka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Kotka, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Hiking Trail
Santalahti Nature Trail
5.0
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church ©
Historic Walking Area
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church
4.6

1
night
Lieksa

Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. On the 18th (Thu), hike along Akka-Koli Hill and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli Hill. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids and then stroll through Paha-Koli Hill.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Lieksa road trip website.

Getting from Kotka to Lieksa by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In July in Lieksa, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Lieksa

Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Hiking Trail
Paha-Koli Hill
5.0
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Hiking Trail
Akka-Koli Hill
5.0
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Hiking Trail
Ukko-Koli Hill
4.8

1
day
Vaasa

Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Vaasa vacation builder site.

You can drive from Lieksa to Vaasa in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In July in Vaasa, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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2
nights
Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 21st (Sun), take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral. On the next day, explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, admire the landmark architecture of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku tour itinerary planning site.

Getting from Vaasa to Turku by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

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Vepsa Island ©
Beach
Vepsa Island
4.0
Turku Castle ©
Castle
Turku Castle
4.5
Turku Cathedral ©
Religious Site
Turku Cathedral
4.4

1
night
Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Riihiniemen Uimaranta.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Tampere online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 23:
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Wildlife Area
Hatanpaa Arboretum
4.9

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