16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Kotka
— 3 nights
3
Turku
— 2 nights
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
5
Vaasa
— 1 night
6
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
7
Rovaniemi
— 1 day

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Helsinki

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.
Pack the 6th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and make a trip to Senate Square.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki road trip tool.

St. Petersburg, Russia to Helsinki is an approximately 4.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or fly. Traveling from St. Petersburg to Helsinki, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Helsinki are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Parks
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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 out of Kotka to go to Kouvola and see Repovesi National Park, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kotka Church.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kotka road trip planning website.

You can drive from Helsinki to Kotka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Nature · Trails · Museums

Side Trips

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National Park
Repovesi National Park
4.8

2
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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 (Wed): have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: browse the collection at Turku City Library, then wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, and then trek along The Archipelago Trail.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku tour planner.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Turku takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Turku are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Trails · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

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Castle
Turku Castle
4.5
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Religious Site
Turku Cathedral
4.4

2
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Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Tampere road trip tool.

Getting from Turku to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks
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Wildlife Area
Hatanpaa Arboretum
4.9

1
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Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Vaasa day trip website.

You can drive from Tampere to Vaasa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 13 — 14:
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Koli National Park

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: trek along Paha-Koli Hill, take in the dramatic natural features at Uhrihalkeama, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, and don't miss a visit to Paateri.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Koli National Park route planning website.

You can drive from Vaasa to Koli National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature
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Outdoor Activity
Neitikoski Rapids
5.0
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Hiking Trail
Paha-Koli Hill
5.0
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Hiking Trail
Akka-Koli Hill
5.0

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): stop by Your Piece Of Finland, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Nature · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 18:
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History Museum
Arktikum
4.1
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Your Piece Of Finland
4.2

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