15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Birmingham
foot + Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
2
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Kotka
— 2 nights
4
Pori
— 1 night
5
Vaasa
— 2 nights
6
Tampere
— 3 nights
+2
train + Fly + train:  8​h 45​min
End: Birmingham

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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Rock Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Shop till you drop at Market Square Kauppatori and Galerie Forsblom. Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Katajanokka, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, stop by Liopro Finland - Handmade Souvenir, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary maker app .

Birmingham, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or fly. Traveling from Birmingham to Helsinki, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Helsinki when traveling from Birmingham in September, with lows around 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

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 9th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Soderlangvik and then identify plant and animal life at Oro. On your second day here, enjoy the sea views from Archipelago National Park.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kimito Island travel planner .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Kimito Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. September in Kimito Island sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Oro ©
Oro
Soderlangvik ©
Soderlangvik
Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

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. On the 11th (Sat), head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, stroll through Beach Mansikkalahti, take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kotka Church, and finally identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, stop by Poikilo - Museums, and then take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kotka trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Kotka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In September in Kotka, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Kouvola, Arboretum Mustila
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park

1
night
Pori

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

To see where to stay and tourist information, read Pori route maker app .

You can drive from Kotka to Pori in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September in Pori, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach

2
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Keep things going the next day: shop like a local with 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 see the interesting displays at Stundars Museum.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Vaasa driving holiday planner .

Getting from Pori to Vaasa by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Stundars Museum
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Stundars Museum ©
Stundars Museum
Bock’s Corner Brewery ©
Bock’s Corner Brewery

3
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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Appreciate the collections at Laukko Manor and Galleria Ronga. For shopping fun, head to Tallipihan Suklaapuoti or Haihara Art Centre. Go for a jaunt from Tampere to Ylojarvi to see Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto about 54 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, use the Tampere day trip app .

Traveling by train from Vaasa to Tampere takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Laukko Manor, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Laukko Manor ©
Laukko Manor
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

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