15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Kotka
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Sotkamo
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Inari
— 1 night
+2
shuttle + 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): take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, let the kids burn off some steam at Katariina Seaside Park, then make a trip to Linden Esplanade, and finally stroll through Beach Mansikkalahti. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Santalahti Nature Trail, then take in the pleasant sights at Ankkapurha Culture Park, and then step off the mainland to explore Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kotka trip planner.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Kotka is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kuwait City to Kotka. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Kuwait City in May: high temperatures in Kotka hover around 18°C and lows are around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Ankkapurha Culture Park
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Beach Mansikkalahti ©
Beach Mansikkalahti
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Ankkapurha Culture Park ©
Ankkapurha Culture Park

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Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. On the 4th (Sat), head outdoors with Kainuun Vaellustalli and then stroll through Venajanhiekka. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hiidenportti National Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Sotkamo journey app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kotka to Sotkamo. In May, Sotkamo is little chillier than Kotka - with highs of 15°C and lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to 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 ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, then see the interesting displays at Siida, and then identify plant and animal life at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): head outdoors with Lake Inari and then go for a walk through Otsamo Fell.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Inari attractions website .

Traveling by car from Sotkamo to Inari takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sotkamo in May: highs in Inari hover around 11°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Museums Tours
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Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Siida ©
Siida
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta. Keep things going the next day: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Tampere route builder website .

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and train from Inari to Tampere takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, bus, and flight; or drive. When traveling from Inari in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Tampere, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Spas & Wellness
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©

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Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 10th (Fri), stroll through Kirjurinluoto, then make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

Plan my Pori trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

Getting from Tampere to Pori by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hanko.

Things to do in Pori

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

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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, trek along Tulliniemi Nature Path, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bellevue Beach.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Hanko road trip planning site .

Drive from Pori to Hanko in 3.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Hanko

Outdoors Parks Trails
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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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Room Escape Games and Katajanokka. The adventure continues: deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, wander the streets of Ullanlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rock Church, and contemplate the long history of Mannerheim Museum.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip builder .

You can drive from Hanko to Helsinki in 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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