15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
2
Kotka
— 2 nights
3
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
4
Vaasa
— 1 day
5
Pori
— 1 night
6
Turku
— 2 nights
7
Tampere
— 3 nights

3
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Kansallisgalleria. 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), get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, take a stroll through Ullanlinna, and stop by 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 °C, while nighttime lows are °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

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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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. 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, thentake 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 °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trips

Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, Arboretum Mustila, Stromforsin Ruukki
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Uhrihalkeama, thentrek 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 °C, and evening lows to °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
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto

1
day
Vaasa

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 °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site

1
night
Pori

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 °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach
Pori Art Museum ©
Pori Art Museum

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, thenrelax 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, thenget 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 °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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Tampere

Tampere ©
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 Rauhaniemi Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Vapriikin Museokeskus. Go for a jaunt from Tampere to Ylojarvi to see Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto about 1 hour away. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Tampere itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

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