14 days in Helsinki, Finnish Archipelago & Lakeland Itinerary

14 days in Helsinki, Finnish Archipelago & Lakeland Itinerary

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Fly
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Hanko
4
Hanko
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Turku
— 1 night
Drive
6
Pori
— 1 night
Drive
7
Tampere
— 2 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Frankfurt

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Step out of the city life by going to Nuuksio National Park and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. There's much more to do: explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

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Frankfurt, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Frankfurt in August; daily highs in Helsinki reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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3
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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. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): make a trip to Stromforsin Ruukki and then identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): kick back and relax at Lehman, hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, and then walk around Riverside Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kotka driving holiday tool.

You can drive from Helsinki to Kotka in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August in Kotka, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

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Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 18th (Sat), step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, get answers to all your questions at Riihisaari, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, then pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna trip itinerary website.

Getting from Kotka to Savonlinna by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Hanko.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites
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2
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Hanko

Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Tulliniemi Nature Path. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Teijo National Park.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Savonlinna to Hanko. August in Hanko sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Hanko

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

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1
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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli and then enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Turku travel route planner.

You can drive from Hanko to Turku in 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Nature
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1
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Pori

Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Pori journey planning website.

Getting from Turku to Pori by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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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.
On the 24th (Fri), kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and then identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): walk around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, see the interesting displays at Moomin Museum, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Tampere trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Pori to Tampere by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Tampere are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors
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