15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Valletta, Island of Malta
Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
1
Kotka
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Savonlinna
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Rauma
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Valletta, Island of Malta

4
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. Step off the beaten path and head to Arboretum Mustila and Hiidenvuori. Take a break from the city and head to Riverside Park and Haapasaari Island. Change things up with a short trip to Valkmusa National Park in Siltakyla (about 30 minutes away). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Santalahti Nature Trail and wander the streets of Linden Esplanade.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kotka attractions planning site .

Valletta, Malta to Kotka is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Valletta to Kotka. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Valletta in July; daily highs in Kotka reach 24°C and lows reach 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Valkmusa National Park, Hiidenvuori, Arboretum Mustila
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori
Valkmusa National Park ©
Valkmusa National Park

3
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Get outdoors at Lammassaari Island and Siikalahti Wetland. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Olavinlinna Castle and Kerimaki Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Imatra Waterfall (in Imatra) and Linnansaari National Park (in Rantasalmi). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Pikkukirkko.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Savonlinna trip maker website .

Getting from Kotka to Savonlinna by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Imatra, Kerimaki Church, Siikalahti Wetland, Linnansaari National Park
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park

2
nights
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. On the 11th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Holy Cross, Rauma and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Rauma road trip app .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Rauma takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Rauma

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Pori
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Get in touch with nature at Teijo national park and Kurjenrahka National Park. There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Vepsa Island and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Henry's Ecumenical Art Chapel.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku journey maker .

Drive from Rauma to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Teijo National Park, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Spas & Wellness. Visiting Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Helsinki Zoo will get you outdoors. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Porvoo Old Town in Porvoo--about 50 minutes away. Pack the 17th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki. There's more to do: stroll through Sibelius Monument and get to know the fascinating history of Toolo Bay (Toolonlahti).

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Toolo Bay (Toolonlahti) ©
Toolo Bay (Toolonlahti)

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