16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Oulu
— 1 night
Fly
5
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly
6
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive
8
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive

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3
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Cathedral of Porvoo. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Porvoo (Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, Porvoo Old Town, &more). Next up on the itinerary: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), walk around Kaivopuisto, and admire the landmark architecture of The National Library of Finland.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki road trip planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Helsinki. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
4.9
Porvoo Old Town ©
Landmark
Porvoo Old Town
4.4

2
nights
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 28th (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at Herb Garden Redoubt, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Maretarium, then take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, and finally examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo. Keep things going the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Art Gallery Merila, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kokkovuori (Bonfire Mountain), then kick back and relax at Lehman, and finally admire the striking features of Hamina Fortress.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kotka trip planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Kotka in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July in Kotka, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Lehman ©
Beach
Lehman
3.8
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Specialty Museum
Maritime Centre Vellamo
4.6

2
nights
Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, see the interesting displays at S/S Salama, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally contemplate the long history of Olavinlinnan Musta Passi. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress, browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square, then view the masterpieces at Johanna Oras Art Gallery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Parikkalan kirkko, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Salpa Line.

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Getting from Kotka to Savonlinna by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

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Parikkalan kirkko ©
Religious Site
Parikkalan kirkko
4.0

1
night
Oulu

Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): browse the eclectic array of goods at Kauppahalli, kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then get outside with Superpark Oulu, and finally pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Oulu road trip planning site.

You can fly from Savonlinna to Oulu in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Oulu can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Oulu

Outdoors · Parks · Spas · Beaches
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Nallikari Beach ©
Must see
Nallikari Beach
4.4
Superpark Oulu ©
Outdoor Activity
Superpark Oulu
2.8
Toripolliisi ©
Monument
Toripolliisi
3.8

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 2nd (Sun), stroll around Lilla holmen, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, then take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter, and finally examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Mariehamn visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Oulu to Mariehamn takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August in Mariehamn, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Kastelholm Castle ©
Specialty Museum
Kastelholm Castle
4.2

2
nights
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 (Mon): take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, then admire the local landmark of Harmonia, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, then get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, and then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Turku day trip planning site.

Getting from Mariehamn to Turku by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Turku Castle ©
Must see
Turku Castle
4.5
Naantali Old Town ©
Neighborhood
Naantali Old Town
4.3

2
nights
Pori

Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Rakennuskulttuuritalo Toivo Ja Korsmanin Talo, enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, and finally get outside with Yyterin Nakotorni. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll the grounds of Burial Site of Sammallahdenmaki, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, take some stellar pictures from Rauma Water Tower, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koylion Kirkkokari, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Koylio Church.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Pori trip planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Pori takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Yyteri Beach ©
Must see
Yyteri Beach
4.6
Old Rauma ©
World heritage site
Old Rauma
4.5

2
nights
Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): laugh and play at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Tampere route planner.

Traveling by car from Pori to Tampere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Specialty Museum
Vapriikin Museokeskus
4.8

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