12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Porvoo
— Few hours
Bus:  1 h
3
Kotka
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
4
Kouvola
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Lappeenranta
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h
6
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
7
Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
8
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
9
Hameenlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
10
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
End: Helsinki

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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, then contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach, then steep yourself in history at The Aalto House, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki road trip planning tool.

If you are flying in from Spain, the closest major aiport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
The Aalto House ©
The Aalto House
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum

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Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): steep yourself in history at The Runeberg Home, don't miss a visit to Orthodox Church Porvoo, and then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Porvoo.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Porvoo itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Helsinki to Porvoo in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a train. August in Porvoo sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Kotka.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites
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Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
The Runeberg Home ©
The Runeberg Home
Orthodox Church Porvoo ©
Orthodox Church Porvoo

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. To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kotka trip maker tool.

Take a bus from Porvoo to Kotka in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Kotka can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. You'll set off for Kouvola on the 8th (Thu).

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Historic Sites Shopping
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night
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kouvola trip builder.

You can take a train from Kotka to Kouvola in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 9th (Fri), you'll travel to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kouvola

Trails Wildlife Outdoors
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Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area

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Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Lauritsala Church and then don't miss a visit to Sandcastle Lappeenranta.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Lappeenranta online visit planner.

Getting from Kouvola to Lappeenranta by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Lappeenranta can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites
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Lauritsala Church ©
Lauritsala Church
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Kirkkoniemen Kellotapuli, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna visit planner.

Drive from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

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Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Oravivuori Triangulation Tower and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Leivonmaki National Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Jyvaskyla trip planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Jyvaskyla takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August in Jyvaskyla, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Oravivuori Triangulation Tower, Church of Keuruu, Leivonmaki National Park, Muurame Church (Muuramen kirkko)
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Leivonmaki National Park ©
Leivonmaki National Park
Church of Keuruu ©
Church of Keuruu
Muurame Church (Muuramen kirkko) ©
Muurame Church (Muuramen kirkko)

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 12th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa.

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Take a train from Jyvaskyla to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Tampere are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to catch the bus to Hameenlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trips

St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa ©
St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa

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Hameenlinna

Hameenlinna ©
Hämeenlinna is a city and municipality of about inhabitants in the heart of the historical province of Häme in the south of Finland. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): tee off at Linna Golf & Country Club, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hauhon kirkko, then pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Cross Church, and finally step into the grandiose world of Hame Castle.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Hameenlinna trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Tampere to Hameenlinna by bus takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Hameenlinna

Golf Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Holy Cross Church
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Hame Castle ©
Hame Castle
Hauhon kirkko ©
Hauhon kirkko
Holy Cross Church ©
Holy Cross Church

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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 15th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Kultaranta Garden, stroll through The Archipelago Trail, then get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, and finally grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield.

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You can drive from Hameenlinna to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Kultaranta Garden
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail

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