12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Vancouver
Fly + Drive:  18 h
1
Kotka
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 30 min
5
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 15 min
6
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  15 h 15 min
End: Vancouver

1
night
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 10th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Santalahti Nature Trail and then admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kotka trip maker app.

Vancouver, Canada to Kotka is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Vancouver to Kotka, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Vancouver in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Kotka: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum and then take in the dramatic natural features at Punkaharju Ridge.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Savonlinna day trip planning app.

You can drive from Kotka to Savonlinna in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 12th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Punkaharju
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Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Riihisaari ©
Riihisaari

2
nights
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 13th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, thenmake a trip to Nasinneula Tower, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Tampere trip maker site.

Drive from Savonlinna to Tampere in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Nasinneula Tower ©
Nasinneula Tower
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, thenbrowse the collection at Turku City Library, thenbrowse the exhibits of Turku Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to Archangel Michael's church. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, thenget engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

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Getting from Tampere to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

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night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 16th (Mon), walk around Lilla holmen, thenlearn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and then examine the collection at Museumship Pommern.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Mariehamn planner.

You can fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Parks
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Lilla holmen ©
Lilla holmen

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Porvoo Old Town. Pack the 19th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Helsinki travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Mariehamn to Helsinki in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or ride a ferry. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town

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