15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Vaasa
— 1 day
Drive
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Pori
— 1 night
Drive
6
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 3 nights
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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Temppeliaukio Church and Helsinki Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), visit Ullanlinna, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and take a stroll through Katajanokka.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip maker website.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

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2
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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. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila, then take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Santalahti Nature Trail, identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, and then steep yourself in history at Stromforsin Ruukki.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kotka trip builder app.

Getting from Helsinki to Kotka by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Kotka are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Uhrihalkeama, then trek along Akka-Koli Hill, and then hike along Paha-Koli Hill. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park online journey planner.

Drive from Kotka to Koli National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Vaasa

Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Vaasa online travel route planner.

Drive from Koli National Park to Vaasa in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August, daytime highs in Vaasa are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Pori

Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): view the masterpieces at Pori Art Museum, kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, and then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Pori itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Vaasa to Pori in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, then relax and rejuvenate at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally wander the streets of Naantali Old Town. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Vepsa Island, then get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pori to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Hatanpaa Arboretum and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Vapriikin Museokeskus. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach and kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Tampere trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."