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 30 min
2
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 30 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 4th (Sat): examine the collection at Salpa Line Museum.

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Atlanta, USA to Kotka is an approximately 19- hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Atlanta to Kotka. While traveling from Atlanta, expect cooler days and slightly colder nights in Kotka, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 13°C. On the 5th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Kotka

Museums Parks Trails

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. On the 6th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Pori trip planner.

You can drive from Kotka to Pori in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

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

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night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and then take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly.

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Drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): walk around Lilla holmen, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Mariehamn trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August in Mariehamn, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and The National Museum of Finland. Museum-lovers will appreciate Kansallisgalleria and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. There's still lots to do: hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, make a trip to Market Square Kauppatori, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip builder website.

You can fly from Mariehamn to Helsinki in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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