16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kotka
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Kotka
— 1 night
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Ivalo
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Inari
— 2 nights
Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly to Mariehamn, Drive to Aland Island
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Aland Island
— 1 night
Drive to Mariehamn, Fly to Turun lentoasema
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Turku
— 1 night
Drive
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Rauma
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Sault Ste Marie Airport

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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. Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kotka trip builder tool.

Sault Ste. Marie, Canada to Kotka is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Sault Ste. Marie to Kotka, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Sault Ste. Marie, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Kotka, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums
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Inari

Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): explore the venue of The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, then wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, and then relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

Before you visit Inari, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Kotka to Inari takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Kotka in July; daily highs in Inari reach 20°C and lows reach 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Thu) before leaving for Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Historic Sites
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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Market Square Kauppatori. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Porvoo Old Town in Porvoo, approximately Porvoo away. Pack the 21st (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, walk around Sibelius Monument, explore the world behind art at Design Museum, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Inari to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Inari in July: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 25°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Aland Island.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 19 — 23:

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Aland Island

There are many things that distinguish the autonomous Aland Islands from the rest of Finland, including the fact that they have their own parliament, issue their own stamps, and speak Swedish as the official language.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern and then see the interesting displays at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Aland Island road trip planning app.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Helsinki to Aland Island in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and car. In July, daily temperatures in Aland Island can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Aland Island

Museums
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 24:

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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 24th (Tue): trek along The Archipelago Trail and then enjoy some diversion at Flowpark Turku. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then learn more about the world around you at Turku Biological Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Waino Aaltonen Museum of Art.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Turku itinerary builder site.

Do a combination of car and flight from Aland Island to Turku in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In July in Turku, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Adventure
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 25:

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Rauma

Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), get engrossed in the history at Rosenlew Museum, make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, then take an in-depth tour of The Old Town Hall Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Marela Museum House. On your second day here, get outside with Kuuskajaskari, learn about all things military at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Rauma trip planner.

Getting from Turku to Rauma by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. July in Rauma sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Rauma

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 25 — 27:

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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 28th (Sat), stop by Ideapark, then step off the mainland to explore Viikinsaari Island, and then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Nasi Park, then see the interesting displays at The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo), then examine the collection at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, and finally take in the views from Hameensilta.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rauma to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Tampere are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 27 — 29:

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."