15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kotka
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Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive
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Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly

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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. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, then take in nature's colorful creations at Sibelius Park, and finally hike along Santalahti Nature Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kymi Church, stroll around Riverside Park, contemplate the long history of Kotka Church, then pause for some photo ops at Kotka Sculpture Promenade, and finally admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kotka visit site.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Kotka is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Riyadh in April, things will get cooler in Kotka: highs are around 8°C and lows about -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 18:

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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.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli, hike along Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, and look for all kinds of wild species at Eräeero T:mi Eero Kortelainen.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Koli National Park trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Kotka to Koli National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. April in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of -2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 18 — 21:

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Mustasaari

Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Mustasaari sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Mustasaari takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In April, daily temperatures in Mustasaari can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Wildlife · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 21 — 22:

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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): get a taste of local nightlife at Tea Shop Veistrom, boost your wellbeing at Tullin Sauna, then stroll through Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Tampere trip builder website.

Getting from Mustasaari to Tampere by car takes about 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in April, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Spas
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 23:

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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Kultaranta Garden, hike along The Archipelago Trail, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Naantali Church, then find something for the whole family at Vaski Adventure Island, and finally cool off at JukuPark Turku.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Turku are 9°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, get to know the resident critters at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and make a trip to Senate Square.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki road trip planning site.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Helsinki are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 25 — 30:

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."