12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 2 nights
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Inari
— 1 night
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Vaasa
— 1 day
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
5
Kotka
— 3 nights

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Temppeliaukio Church and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Katajanokka, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, stop by Ullanlinna, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip builder.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Helsinki is an approximately 19-hour flight. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Helsinki, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in August: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Neighborhoods

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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
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Inari

Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Inari driving holiday website.

Fly from Helsinki to Inari in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, Inari is a bit cooler than Helsinki - with highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Inari

Wildlife · Tours · Museums · Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

1
day
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 10th (Sat), take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Vaasa trip simple and quick.

Traveling by flight from Inari to Vaasa takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Vaasa, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site

2
nights
Tampere

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 11th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and then shop like a local with Galleria Ronga. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Tampere road trip planning website.

Traveling by train from Vaasa to Tampere takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Tampere

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto

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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. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Linden Esplanade and Hamina Old Town. Explore Kotka's surroundings by going to Hiidenvuori (in Iitti), Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki) and Stromforsin Ruukki (in Ruotsinpyhtaa). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, enjoy the sand and surf at Lehman, stroll through Beach Mansikkalahti, and admire the striking features of Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kotka route builder website.

Getting from Tampere to Kotka by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. August in Kotka sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area

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