14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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14 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Turku
— 2 nights
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): explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally take a stroll through Naantali Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island, then explore the world behind art at Ett Hem Museum, and then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku road trip planner .

Brussels, Belgium to Turku is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Brussels to Turku, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Beaches Outdoors

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. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), then kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

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Drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Pori are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach

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): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, then enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then get engrossed in the history at Emil Aaltosen Museo, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Tampere trip builder site .

Drive from Pori to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Tampere sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Tampere

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

3
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Take a break from the city and head to Paha-Koli Hill and Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail. Spend the 19th (Mon) exploring nature at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Koli National Park tour planner .

You can drive from Tampere to Koli National Park in 6 hours. Another option is to fly. In August, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill

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. On the 21st (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, then wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, then enjoy the sand and surf at Beach Mansikkalahti, and finally head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, then wander the streets of Stromforsin ruukki, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kotka road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Koli National Park to Kotka in 5.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Arboretum Mustila, Stromforsin ruukki
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry ©
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Rock Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Visit Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum for their historical value. Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 46 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Design Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Esplanadi Park, and take a stroll through Katajanokka.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip site .

Traveling by car from Kotka to Helsinki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

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

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