15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Pori
— 1 night
Drive
5
Vaasa
— 2 nights
Train
6
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.
Head to Market Square Kauppatori and Liopro Finland - Handmade Souvenirfor some retail therapy. Get a sense of the local culture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Galerie Forsblom. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately Espoo away. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, buy something for everyone on your list at Kamppi Shopping Centre, and wander the streets of Katajanokka.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Helsinki journey planner.

Birmingham, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Birmingham to Helsinki. Traveling from Birmingham in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Helsinki, with lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 5 — 8:

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Soderlangvik Gard and then identify plant and animal life at Oro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Archipelago National Park.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kimito Island trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Helsinki to Kimito Island by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 10:

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. On the 11th (Sat), admire the striking features of Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, kick back and relax at Beach Mansikkalahti, visit Linden Esplanade, then steep yourself in history at Kotka Church, and finally walk around Riverside Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila, then shop like a local with Poikilo - Museums, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

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Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Kotka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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1
night
Pori

Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): view the masterpieces at Pori Art Museum, then kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, and then stroll through Yyteri Beach.

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You can drive from Kotka to Pori in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping
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2
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Tikanoja Art Museum, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bock’s Corner Brewery, then see the interesting displays at Terranova, and finally examine the collection at Stundars Museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Vaasa online travel route builder.

You can drive from Pori to Vaasa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September in Vaasa, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

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3
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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.
You'll explore and learn at Laukko Manor and Haihara Art Centre. Shop till you drop at Tallipihan Suklaapuoti and Galleria Ronga. Step out of Tampere with an excursion to Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto in Ylojarvi--about 56 minutes away. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta and look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Tampere trip app.

You can take a train from Vaasa to Tampere in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 15 — 18:

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."