16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Vapriikin Museokeskus and Lenin Museum. Get outdoors at Yyteri Beach and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto. There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum and tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere route website.

Milan, Italy to Tampere is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Milan in July; daily highs in Tampere reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Yyteri Beach, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

2
nights
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 4th (Sun): kick back and relax at Vepsa Island, thentake an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, and then take a stroll through Naantali Old Town. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along The Archipelago Trail, take in nature's colorful creations at Kultaranta Garden, thenkick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Turku tour itinerary maker site.

Getting from Tampere to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Vaasa.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Naantali
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail

2
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): examine the collection at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, sample the tasty concoctions at Bock’s Corner Brewery, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Mustasaaren kirkko, and finally trek along Bjorko-Panike Hiking Trail.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Vaasa visit planner.

Drive from Turku to Vaasa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Bjorko-Panike Hiking Trail
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum ©
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum
Mustasaaren kirkko ©
Mustasaaren kirkko

2
nights
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.
Visiting Paha-Koli Hill and Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: hike along Akka-Koli Hill, explore the activities along Pielinen, identify plant and animal life at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, and explore the striking landscape at Uhrihalkeama.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Koli National Park trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Koli National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. August in Koli National Park sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail

2
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. On the 11th (Sun), delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, thentake a stroll through Linden Esplanade, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Santalahti Nature Trail, walk around Riverside Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Beach Mansikkalahti.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kotka trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Kotka in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, Arboretum Mustila
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail

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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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Katajanokka are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and make a trip to Senate Square.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Kotka to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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