15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Kotka
— 3 nights
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Koli National Park
— 3 nights
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Vaasa
— 2 nights
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Turku
— 2 nights
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Helsinki
— 4 nights

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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. Step out of Kotka with an excursion to Repovesi National Park in Kouvola--about 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: walk around Riverside Park, admire the landmark architecture of Hamina Town Hall, admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, and get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum.

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Ancona, Italy to Kotka is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ancona to Kotka. In May, Kotka is slightly colder than Ancona - with highs of 18°C and lows of 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden

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Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
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 plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Pielinen, explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, and trek along Paha-Koli Hill.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Koli National Park online travel planner.

You can drive from Kotka to Koli National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In May, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill

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Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 15th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. On your second day here, take in the views from Raippaluodon Silta, then take some stellar pictures from Saltkaret, then see the interesting displays at Terranova, and finally kick your exploration up a notch at Zip Adventure Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Vaasa road trip website.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Vaasa in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. May in Vaasa sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature · Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Zip Adventure Park ©
Zip Adventure Park
Raippaluodon Silta ©
Raippaluodon Silta

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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 17th (Mon): cast your line with VMB Fishing, admire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral. On your second day here, grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and finally get in on the family fun at Vaski Adventure Island.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Turku day trip planner.

Drive from Vaasa to Turku in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre ©
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre

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Helsinki

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner.

Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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