15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h
2
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Turku
— 2 nights
5
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Tampere
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Milan

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Rock Church and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Helsinki Cathedral and Katajanokka. Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, see the interesting displays at Design Museum, and take a stroll through Ullanlinna.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary site .

Milan, Italy to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Milan to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Milan in August, with highs in Helsinki at 24°C and lows at 13°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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Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

3
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Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Get in touch with nature at Paha-Koli Hill and Herajarvi Hiking Trail. Spend the 9th (Fri) exploring nature at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park trip itinerary app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Helsinki to Koli National Park. In August in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time 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
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill

2
nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): stroll through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, then identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila, then take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, and finally get to know the fascinating history of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Beach Mansikkalahti, then identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Stromforsin ruukki.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kotka road trip planner .

You can drive from Koli National Park to Kotka in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, daily temperatures in Kotka can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, Stromforsin ruukki, Arboretum Mustila
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church ©
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 13th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Vepsa Island, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and then don't miss a visit to Naantali Old Town. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the galleries of Turku Castle, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then admire the masterpieces at Ett Hem Museum, then see the interesting displays at Sibeliusmuseum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Turku travel route website .

You can drive from Kotka to Turku in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

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

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Herrainpaivat Beach, and then get your game on at Space Bowling & Billiards.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Pori trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Turku to Pori by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August in Pori, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri 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.
Tampere Cathedral and Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto and Hatanpaa Arboretum will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: stroll through Riihiniemen Uimaranta, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Tampere trip itinerary builder app .

Drive from Pori to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early 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
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

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