16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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16 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Vaasa
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
6
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Milan

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the next day, brush up on your military savvy at Parola Tank Museum, then examine the collection at Museo Militaria, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Tampere day trip planning tool .

Milan, Italy to Tampere is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Milan to Tampere. In July, Tampere is little chillier than Milan - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Parola Tank Museum, Museo Militaria
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Parola Tank Museum ©
Parola Tank Museum
Museo Militaria ©
Museo Militaria

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, admire the natural beauty at Kultaranta Garden, and then hike along The Archipelago Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms and then head off the coast to Vepsa Island.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku holiday builder app .

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kultaranta Garden
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Palace of Junnelius, tour the pleasant surroundings at Herrainpaivat Beach, and then see the interesting displays at Villa Mairea.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Pori road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Turku to Pori takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Pori, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Villa Mairea
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Villa Mairea ©
Villa Mairea

2
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): view the masterpieces at Tikanoja Art Museum, kick back and relax at Hietasaaren uimaranta, and then see the interesting displays at Vaasa Car & Motor Museum. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mustasaaren kirkko, see the interesting displays at Stundars Museum, then experience rural life at Aava Kertun Kotitila, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kasarmintori ja ortodoksinen kirkko.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Vaasa online vacation maker .

You can drive from Pori to Vaasa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Vaasa, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Vaasa

Museums Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Aava Kertun Kotitila, Stundars Museum
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Stundars Museum ©
Stundars Museum
Hietasaaren uimaranta ©
Hietasaaren uimaranta
Vaasa Car & Motor Museum ©
Vaasa Car & Motor Museum

2
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pielinen and Akka-Koli Hill. Get a sense of the local culture at Old Mine Mining Museum and Joensuu Church. Take a break from Koli National Park with a short trip to Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko in Joensuu, about 1h 05 min away.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Koli National Park trip app .

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Koli National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Joensuu, Koli, Old Mine Mining Museum
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Old Mine Mining Museum ©
Old Mine Mining Museum
Koli Nature Centre Ukko ©
Koli Nature Centre Ukko

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. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Valkmusa National Park. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Marian Kirkko, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kymi Church, then step off the mainland to explore Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, and finally stroll through Beach Mansikkalahti.

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Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Kotka takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, daytime highs in Kotka are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Valkmusa National Park, Marian Kirkko
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Valkmusa National Park ©
Valkmusa National Park
Marian Kirkko ©
Marian Kirkko
Kymi Church ©
Kymi Church

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Katajanokka. Get in touch with nature at Nuuksio National Park and Ekenas Archipelago National Park. There's more to do: make a trip to Hakaniemi Market and wander the streets of Ullanlinna.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip tool .

Traveling by car from Kotka to Helsinki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Ekenas Archipelago National Park
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka

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