14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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14 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Sapporo
Fly + Drive:  19​h
1
Kotka
— 1 night
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 day
Fly:  2​h 15​min
4
Turku
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
6
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Sapporo

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 23rd (Mon): head off the coast to Haapasaari Island, enjoy some diversion at Katariina Seaside Park, and then admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, contemplate the long history of Stromforsin ruukki, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kotka driving holiday planner .

Sapporo, Japan to Kotka is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sapporo to Kotka is minus 7 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Sapporo in July since evenings lows in Kotka dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Historic Sites Trails

Side Trips

Stromforsin ruukki, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Haapasaari Island ©
Haapasaari Island
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then get all the information you need at Riihisaari, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Savonlinna tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Savonlinna takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

1
day
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, stroll through Lilla holmen, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally examine the collection at Museumship Pommern.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Mariehamn holiday site .

Getting from Savonlinna to Mariehamn by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. In July in Mariehamn, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trip

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum

1
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 27th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, browse the exhibits of Ett Hem Museum, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Turku takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July in Turku, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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 28th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church, then take in panoramic vistas at Nasinneula Tower, and finally stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): see the sky in a new way at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip planning site .

You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Tampere are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©

5
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Porvoo Old Town in Porvoo--about 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at Sibelius Monument, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki journey planner.

You can take a train from Tampere to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
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Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

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