16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary planner

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Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lappeenranta
— 3 nights
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive to Joensuu Airport, Fly to Helsinki
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights

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Kotka

— 2 nights
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. Get out of town with these interesting Kotka side-trips: Bunker Museum (in Virolahti) and Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Riverside Park, admire the striking features of Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, take in nature's colorful creations at Sibelius Park, and get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kotka travel route builder tool.

Turku to Kotka is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Kotka are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kotka

Museums · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Lappeenranta

— 3 nights

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Get out of town with these interesting Lappeenranta side-trips: Parikkala (The Parikkala Sculpture Park & Siikalahti Wetland), Imatra (Church of St. Nicholas & Tainionkosken Church) and Kummakivi Boulder (in Ruokolahti). Spend the 16th (Wed) exploring nature at Repovesi National Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sammonlahden Church, and take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Lappeenranta day trip website.

Getting from Kotka to Lappeenranta by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 13 — 16:

Koli National Park

— 3 nights
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: tour the pleasant surroundings at Paha-Koli Hill, trek along Akka-Koli Hill, contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, and don't miss a visit to Paateri.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Koli National Park takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 16 — 19:

Helsinki

— 5 nights

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.
Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online tour itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Koli National Park to Helsinki with the Route module. In June, daytime highs in Helsinki are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 19 — 24:

Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 25th (Fri), explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, take in nature's colorful creations at Turku University Botanical Garden, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Waino Aaltonen Museum of Art, stroll around Kupittaa Park, let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, then get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Turku are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jun 24 — 26:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."