14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tampere
— 3 nights
2
Turku
— 3 nights
3
Kotka
— 3 nights
4
Helsinki
— 4 nights

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
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: Yyteri Beach (in Pori) and Hame Castle (in Hameenlinna). 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 do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. 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 °C and lows reach °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

Side Trips

Yyteri Beach, Hame Castle
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach

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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.
Step out of Turku to go to Rauma and see Old Rauma, which is approximately 1h 15 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, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, 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 °C during the day and °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

Side Trips

Naantali, Old Rauma
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

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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. 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 °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Kouvola
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth ©
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth

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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.
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 °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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