15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Sault Ste. Marie
Fly:  26​h
1
Kokkola
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Kokkola
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
4
Mikkeli
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
6
Porvoo
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
7
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Sault Ste. Marie

1
night
Kokkola

Kokkola ©
Kokkola is a town and municipality of Finland. On the 4th (Thu), see the interesting displays at The Toivonen Animal Park and Peasant Museum, take a stroll through Neristan (Old Wooden Town), examine the collection at K.H. Renlund Museum, then examine the collection at Lassander House, K.H.Renlund museum - Provincial Museum of Central Ostrobothnia, and finally see the interesting displays at Pedagogy, K.H.Renlund museum - Provincial Museum of Central Ostrobothnia.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kokkola holiday planner .

Sault Ste. Marie, Canada to Kokkola is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. When traveling from Sault Ste. Marie in July, plan for little chillier days in Kokkola, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kokkola

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, get lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and then experience the excitement of Feelapland.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi holiday planning website .

You can drive from Kokkola to Rovaniemi in 5.5 hours. Another option is to fly. July in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 7th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kokkola.

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Parks Fun & Games Wildlife
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Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

1
night
Kokkola

Kokkola
To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kokkola trip itinerary website .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Kokkola by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly. You will leave for Mikkeli on the 8th (Mon).

Things to do in Kokkola

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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1
night
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): examine the collection at Headquarters Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mikkeli Cathedral, then examine the collection at Infantry Museum, then don't miss a visit to Kenkavero, and finally learn about all things military at Communications Centre Lokki.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Mikkeli attractions planner.

Getting from Kokkola to Mikkeli by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly. In July in Mikkeli, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Museums Historic Sites
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Headquarters Museum ©
Headquarters Museum
Infantry Museum ©
Infantry Museum
Mikkeli Cathedral ©
Mikkeli Cathedral

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 10th (Wed), examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo, take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, then let little ones run wild at Katariina Seaside Park, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden. On the next day, take in nature's colorful creations at Sibelius Park and then get in on the family fun at Tykkimaki Amusement Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kotka online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Mikkeli to Kotka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Kotka

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trip

Tykkimaki Amusement Park
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Tykkimaki Amusement Park ©
Tykkimaki Amusement Park
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo

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nights
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): steep yourself in history at The Runeberg Home, examine the collection at Porvoo Museum/Holm House, then revel in the low prices at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, then make a trip to Porvoo Old Town, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Porvoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Hill, look for gifts at Riimikko, stroll through Fredrika Runebergs Park, then admire all the interesting features of Savijarvi Gard Manor, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Lemmenlaakson luonnonsuojelualue.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Porvoo online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Kotka to Porvoo in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. July in Porvoo sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Porvoo

Shopping Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Savijarvi Gard Manor, Lemmenlaakson luonnonsuojelualue
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Riimikko ©
Riimikko
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town
Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo

2
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.
On the 14th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then make a trip to Market Square Kauppatori, and finally steep yourself in history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Rock Church, make a trip to The Esplanadi Park, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki vacation builder app .

Traveling by car from Porvoo to Helsinki takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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