15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kotka
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Kotka
— 1 night
Fly
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pori
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 3 nights
Fly
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Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly

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Kotka

— 1 night
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 26th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden. On the next day, examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo and then stroll around Palotorninvuori Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kotka journey maker website.

Zurich, Switzerland to Kotka is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Zurich to Kotka, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Zurich in July, plan for slightly colder days in Kotka, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to fly to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 27:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Kotka to Savonlinna in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 27 — 28:

Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): examine the collection at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Fri): look for gifts at Hameenkatu, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and then stroll around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Savonlinna to Tampere in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 30:

Pori

— 1 night
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Herrainpaivat Beach and then stroll through Yyteri Beach.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Pori journey maker site.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Pori takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Pori are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Jul 30 — 31:

Turku

— 3 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Turku Castle and Naantali Old Town. Take a break from Turku with a short trip to Old Rauma in Rauma, about 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, take a spin around town with Bike Rental - by Carfield, get your bearings at Turku City Library, and learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku trip planner.

Getting from Pori to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 3:

Mariehamn, Aland Island

— 2 nights
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of The Cultural History Museum of Aland and then see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern. Here are some ideas for day two: brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum and then see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle.

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Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, daytime highs in Mariehamn are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 3 — 5:

Helsinki

— 4 nights

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Cathedral of Porvoo. Step out of Helsinki to go to Porvoo and see Porvoo Old Town, which is approximately 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and make a trip to Market Square Kauppatori.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki online vacation planner.

Fly from Mariehamn to Helsinki in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 5 — 9:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."