14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Brussels
Fly:  8 h 15 min
1
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
4
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
5
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Brussels

2
nights
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 13th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, admire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally wander the streets of Naantali Old Town. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Vepsa Island, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Turku trip itinerary builder website.

Brussels, Belgium to Turku is an approximately 8.5- hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Brussels to Turku is 1 hour. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Pori travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach
Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko) ©
Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko)

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Riihiniemen Uimaranta. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, get engrossed in the history at Emil Aaltosen Museo, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Tampere journey planning site.

Traveling by car from Pori to Tampere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Tampere, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

3
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Get in touch with nature at Ukko-Koli Hill and Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail. Next up on the itinerary: take a peaceful walk through Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, hike along Akka-Koli Hill, delve into the mystery of Uhrihalkeama, and stroll through Paha-Koli Hill.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Koli National Park travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Koli National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. August in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail

2
nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): walk around Riverside Park, then take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, then stroll through Beach Mansikkalahti, and finally head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila, contemplate the long history of Stromforsin Ruukki, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kotka trip builder app.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Kotka in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Stromforsin Ruukki, Arboretum Mustila, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry ©
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
Stromforsin Ruukki ©
Stromforsin Ruukki

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Let the collections at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Design Museum capture your imagination. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and visit Katajanokka.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki online trip itinerary maker.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

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

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