16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
2
Tampere
— 3 nights
3
Turku
— 2 nights
4
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
5
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
6
Kotka
— 2 nights

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 your shopping at Hakaniemi Market and Artisaani. Step off the beaten path and head to Kansallisgalleria and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and wander the streets of Ullanlinna.

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Surat, India to Helsinki is an approximately 19-hour flight. You'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from Surat to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In March, daytime highs in Helsinki are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto
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Hietaranta Beach ©
Hietaranta Beach
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 20th (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto. On your second day here, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then stop by Tammelantori.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Tampere tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Tampere are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

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 22nd (Thu): learn more about the world around you at Turku Biological Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Louhisaari Manor, admire the natural beauty at Kultaranta Garden, and then hike along The Archipelago Trail.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku sightseeing website.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Turku

Shopping · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Louhisaari Manor, Kauppakeskus Mylly, Kultaranta Garden
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Kauppakeskus Mylly ©
Kauppakeskus Mylly
Louhisaari Manor ©
Louhisaari Manor
Archangel Michael's church ©
Archangel Michael's church

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare, then stop by Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, and then explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Hossa National Park.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Turku to Kuusamo takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In March, Kuusamo is a bit cooler than Turku - with highs of -2°C and lows of -13°C. On the 26th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Nature · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Hossa National Park
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Hossa National Park
Hossa National Park
Julma Olkky ©
Julma Olkky

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, then pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square, then stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Savonlinna online road trip planner.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Savonlinna in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Kuusamo in March, expect Savonlinna to be a bit warmer, temps between 1°C and -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

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. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Linden Esplanade and Arboretum Mustila. St. Nicholas Orthodox Church and Main Building of Military School will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Kotka to go to Kouvola and see Shopping Center Veturi, which is approximately 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Santalahti Nature Trail, walk around Riverside Park, and admire the landmark architecture of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kotka trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Kotka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In March, daily temperatures in Kotka can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Hamina, Arboretum Mustila, Shopping Center Veturi
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Main Building of Military School ©
Main Building of Military School
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church ©
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church