15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Turku
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Tampere
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Lisbon

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then make a trip to Porvoo Old Town, and finally take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Nuuksio National Park.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Helsinki day trip app .

Lisbon, Portugal to Helsinki is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Lisbon to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lisbon in August, expect Helsinki to be a bit cooler, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

Porvoo Old Town, Nuuksio National Park
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town

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. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila, and then take a stroll through Linden Esplanade. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, stroll through Santalahti Nature Trail, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kotka holiday maker site .

Getting from Helsinki to Kotka by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Arboretum Mustila, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail

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nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
On the 6th (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen and then stroll through Paha-Koli Hill.

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You can drive from Kotka to Koli National Park in 5.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In August, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Pielinen ©
Pielinen

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 8th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then take in breathtaking views at Kiutakongas Rapids. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, then hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, and then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare.

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Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Kuusamo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Shopping Center Kumpare ©
Shopping Center Kumpare

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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 10th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, and then wander the streets of Naantali Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Kultaranta Garden, and then stroll through The Archipelago Trail.

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Traveling by flight from Kuusamo to Turku takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Naantali
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle

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nights
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 Yyteri Beach and Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. Take a break from the city and head to Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto and Ahtari Zoo. When in Tampere, make a side trip to see Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko) in Pori, approximately 1h 45 min away. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip maker app .

Getting from Turku to Tampere by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Pori, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto, Ahtari Zoo
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto

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