15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

3
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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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Temppeliaukio Church and The Esplanadi Park. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately Espoo away. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, examine the collection at Design Museum, and take a stroll through Katajanokka.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online trip itinerary builder.

Milan, Italy to Helsinki is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Milan to Helsinki is 1 hour. In August, Helsinki is a bit cooler than Milan - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

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

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Paha-Koli Hill and Herajarvi Hiking Trail. There's much more to do: trek along Akka-Koli Hill, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli Hill, take in the dramatic natural features at Uhrihalkeama, and stop by Koli Shop Retkitupa.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park trip itinerary builder tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Helsinki to Koli National Park. In August in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

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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 11th (Sun): take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, thenwander the streets of Linden Esplanade, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Beach Mansikkalahti, thenstroll around Riverside Park, and then steep yourself in history at Stromforsin Ruukki.

Plan trip to Kotka with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Kotka takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. August in Kotka sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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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 13th (Tue): kick back and relax at Vepsa Island, thenadmire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and then wander the streets of Naantali Old Town. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, thenenjoy the music at Sibeliusmuseum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Turku day trip website.

Drive from Kotka to Turku in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, and then enjoy some friendly competition at Space Bowling & Billiards.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Pori day trip site.

Traveling by car from Turku to Pori takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Pori sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach
Space Bowling & Billiards ©
Space Bowling & Billiards

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Visit Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing and Tampereen Tuomiokirkko for their historical value. Get in touch with nature at Hatanpaa Arboretum and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto. There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta and tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere tour itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Pori to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach