14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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Bus to Vienna, Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly to Vienna, Bus to Bratislava

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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tampere: Hame Castle (in Hameenlinna) and Yyteri Beach (in Pori). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere visit planner.

Bratislava, Slovakia to Tampere is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of bus, flight, and train. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Bratislava in August; daily highs in Tampere reach 23°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Step out of Turku to go to Rauma and see Old Rauma, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, and examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Turku trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Tampere 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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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. Explore Kotka's surroundings by going to Kouvola (Repovesi National Park & Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area). There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, admire the natural beauty at Sibelius Park, walk around Sapokka Water Garden, and visit Linden Esplanade.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kotka attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Kotka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Kotka are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

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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.
Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and find something for the whole family at Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Helsinki tour site.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Helsinki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."