12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Atlanta
Fly + Drive:  19 h 30 min
1
Kotka
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
2
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 15 min
4
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
5
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  15 h
End: Atlanta

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. Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): examine the collection at Salpa Line Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kotka road trip tool.

Atlanta, USA to Kotka is an approximately 19- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 7 hours. When traveling from Atlanta in August, plan for colder days and little chillier nights in Kotka: temperatures range from 68°F by day to 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Kotka

Museums Trails Parks

Side Trip

Salpa Line Museum
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Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Pori tour planner.

Getting from Kotka to Pori by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August in Pori, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach

1
night
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 24th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle. Keep things going the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly.

For traveler tips and tourist information, you can read our Turku online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pori to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Kauppakeskus Mylly ©
Kauppakeskus Mylly

2
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 26th (Sun), stroll around Lilla holmen, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally examine the collection at Museumship Pommern.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Mariehamn trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, daytime highs in Mariehamn are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Fun & Games Parks
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Room Escape Games

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.
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and The National Museum of Finland will appeal to museum buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hakaniemi Market and Katajanokka. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, and admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church.

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

Getting from Mariehamn to Helsinki by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
The National Museum of Finland ©
The National Museum of Finland

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