12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Porvoo
— Few hours
Drive:  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
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): take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukion Church, then take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach, then contemplate the long history of The Aalto House, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Helsinki vacation maker website .

If you are flying in from Spain, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
The Aalto House ©
The Aalto House
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): contemplate the long history of The Runeberg Home, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Orthodox Church Porvoo, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Porvoo.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Porvoo vacation planner .

Traveling by bus from Helsinki to Porvoo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car 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 see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kotka attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Porvoo to Kotka takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 8th (Thu), you're off toKouvola.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kouvola sightseeing site .

Traveling by train from Kotka to Kouvola takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 9th (Fri), you'll travel to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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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.

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You can take a train from Kouvola to Lappeenranta in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough 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.
On the 10th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kirkkoniemen Kellotapuli, then 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.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Savonlinna online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kerimaki Church
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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. On the 11th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Oravivuori Triangulation Tower and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Leivonmaki National Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Jyvaskyla trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Jyvaskyla in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Jyvaskyla can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. 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

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Leivonmaki National Park, Oravivuori Triangulation Tower, Muurame Church (Muuramen kirkko), Church of Keuruu
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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa.

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Traveling by train from Jyvaskyla to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in Tampere, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can catcht the bus to Hameenlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Nature

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 ©
On the 14th (Wed), tee off at Linna Golf & Country Club, pause for some serene contemplation at Hauhon kirkko, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Cross Church, and finally explore the historical opulence of Hame Castle.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Hameenlinna day trip site .

Traveling by bus from Tampere to Hameenlinna takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. August in Hameenlinna sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive 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): admire the natural beauty at Kultaranta Garden, then hike along The Archipelago Trail, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield.

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Turku road trip planner.

You can drive from Vaasa to Turku in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

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

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