15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
2
Tampere
— 4 nights
3
Rauma
— 1 night
4
Turku
— 3 nights
5
Kotka
— 1 night

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa). Do your shopping at Hakaniemi Market and Market Square Kauppatori. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Katajanokka, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, stroll around Sibelius Monument, and stop by Digelius Music.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki journey builder app.

George Town, Malaysia to Helsinki is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from George Town to Helsinki, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from George Town, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Step off the beaten path and head to Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Tampere Hall. Head to Ideapark and Tallipihan Suklaapuotifor some retail therapy. Change things up with a short trip to Evo Hiking Area in Hameenlinna (about 1h 25 min away). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, stop by Tammelantori, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, and stroll around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Tampere attractions site.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rauma.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Evo Hiking Area, Ideapark
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

1
night
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, stop by Ruokapuoti Lumo, and then stroll through Yyteri Beach. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of The Old Town Hall Museum, enjoy the sea views from Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Rauma online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Tampere to Rauma by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. September in Rauma sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Rauma

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Yyteri Beach
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Old Town Hall Museum ©
The Old Town Hall Museum

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nights
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 3rd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, thenget engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly and then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rauma to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Turku, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
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 5th (Wed), trek along Santalahti Nature Trail and then look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, pause for some serene contemplation at Marian Kirkko, thenpause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Church, and finally go for a walk through Linden Esplanade.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kotka holiday app.

You can drive from Turku to Kotka in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trips

Hamina, Arboretum Mustila
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church
Marian Kirkko ©
Marian Kirkko