12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Tampere
— 1 night
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Turku
— 2 nights
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Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
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Kuopio
— 1 night
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
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Kotka
— 2 nights
7
Helsinki
— 3 nights

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Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then stroll around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip maker tool.

Dublin, Ireland to Tampere is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. In July in Tampere, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites
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Wildlife Area
Hatanpaa Arboretum
4.9
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Specialty Museum
Vapriikin Museokeskus
4.8

2
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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 22nd (Mon), make a trip to Naantali Old Town, get your game on at Moomin World, and then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Turku trip planner.

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

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Fun & Games

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Castle
Turku Castle
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Neighborhood
Naantali Old Town
4.3

1
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Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 24th (Wed), examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Mariehamn tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, daytime highs in Mariehamn are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 23 — 24:
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Military Museum
Aland Maritime Museum
4.7
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Specialty Museum
Museumship Pommern
4.5
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Specialty Museum
Kastelholm Castle
4.2

1
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Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then stroll around Snellman Park, then have fun at Vainolanniemi, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kuopio route maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Kuopio takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In July in Kuopio, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuopio

Fun & Games · Nature · Parks
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Room Escape Game
Room Escape Games
4.9
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Observation Deck
Puijo Tower
4.4
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Government Building
Kuopio Market City Hall
4.5

1
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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 26th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, and finally indulge your taste buds at Savonlinna Market Square.

To find where to stay and tourist information, read our Savonlinna trip maker tool.

Getting from Kuopio to Savonlinna by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 25 — 26:
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Specialty Museum
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
4.4

2
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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. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, then hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, and then admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step off the mainland to explore Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth and then stroll around Riverside Park.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kotka day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Kotka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Museums · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 28:
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Specialty Museum
Maritime Centre Vellamo
4.6

3
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Helsinki

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.
On the 29th (Mon), admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally make a trip to Porvoo Old Town.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kotka to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Side Trip

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Landmark
Porvoo Old Town
4.4

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