15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Kuwait City
Fly + Drive:  13 h 30 min
1
Kotka
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5 h 30 min
2
Sotkamo
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 45 min
3
Inari
— 1 night
Fly + Train:  5 h 15 min
4
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
6
Hanko
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  9 h 15 min
End: Kuwait City

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. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, thenlet the kids burn off some steam at Katariina Seaside Park, thenmake a trip to Linden Esplanade, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Beach Mansikkalahti. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): hike along Santalahti Nature Trail and then step off the mainland to explore Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Kotka road trip planning website.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Kotka is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuwait City to Kotka is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Kuwait City in May, things will get cooler in Kotka: highs are around 18°C and lows about 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth ©
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth

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Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): head outdoors with Kainuun Vaellustalli and then kick back and relax at Venajanhiekka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Hiidenportti National Park.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Sotkamo trip builder website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kotka to Sotkamo. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Kotka in May, with highs in Sotkamo at 15°C and lows at 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Venajanhiekka
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Hiidenportti National Park ©
Hiidenportti National Park
Kainuun Vaellustalli ©
Kainuun Vaellustalli

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Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 6th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Lake Inari and then get great views at Otsamo Fell.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Inari trip builder.

Getting from Sotkamo to Inari by car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Sotkamo in May: highs in Inari hover around 11°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Museums Historic Sites
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Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta. On your second day here, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere visit planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Inari to Tampere in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Inari in May, expect nights in Tampere to be about the same, around 4°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Room Escape Games
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower

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Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): walk around Kirjurinluoto, thendon't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, and then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Pori journey planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Pori takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Hanko.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Kirjurinluoto ©
Kirjurinluoto
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum

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Hanko

Hanko ©
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. On the 11th (Sat), enjoy breathtaking views from Hanko Water Tower, thenhike along Tulliniemi Nature Path, and then kick back and relax at Bellevue Beach.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Hanko trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Pori to Hanko takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Hanko

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Tulliniemi Nature Path ©
Tulliniemi Nature Path
Hanko Water Tower
Hanko Water Tower

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mannerheim Museum and Katajanokka. You'll get in some beach time at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), make a trip to Senate Square, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki online travel route planner.

Drive from Hanko to Helsinki in 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Helsinki are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Beaches
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach

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