15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip maker

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kotka
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Kotka
— 2 nights
Fly
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Savonlinna
— 3 nights
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 4 nights
Drive to Joensuu Airport, Fly to Helsinki
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly

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Kotka

— 2 nights
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. Venture out of the city with trips to Kouvola (Repovesi National Park & Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area). There's still lots to do: walk around Riverside Park and take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kotka online route planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Kotka is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 10 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Kotka when traveling from Vancouver in June, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to fly to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trip

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Savonlinna

— 3 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Savonlinna: Parikkala (The Parikkala Sculpture Park & Siikalahti Wetland), Communications Centre Lokki (in Mikkeli) and St. George Church (in Joroinen). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Savonlinna itinerary planner.

Fly from Kotka to Savonlinna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 4 — 7:

Koli National Park

— 4 nights
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: trek along Paha-Koli Hill, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, and explore the activities along Pielinen.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Koli National Park in 3 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 7 — 11:

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, stroll through The Esplanadi Park, and make a trip to Market Square Kauppatori.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Koli National Park to Helsinki with the Route module. In June, daytime highs in Helsinki are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
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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."