16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
+2
Train + Fly + Train:  7 h 15 min
1
Tampere
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Pori
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Kimito Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly + Train:  6 h 15 min
End: London

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Explore hidden gems such as Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Tampereen Tuomiokirkko. Go for a jaunt from Tampere to Ylojarvi to see Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto about 1 hour away. It doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum and enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Tampere sightseeing planner.

London, UK to Tampere is an approximately 8- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Tampere due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Tampere, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks

Side Trip

Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto

few
hours
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 5th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko) and then stroll through Yyteri Beach.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Pori trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Tampere to Pori in 1.5 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 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko) ©
Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko)

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 6th (Mon), have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, look for all kinds of wild species at Kurjenrahka National Park, and then let little ones run wild at Adventure Park. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Turku trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pori to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Kurjenrahka National Park, Moomin World
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Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle

3
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Oro. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Archipelago National Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kimito Island holiday planner.

Drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Oro ©
Oro
Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

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 10th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): stroll around Sapokka Water Garden, stroll through Santalahti Nature Trail, and then walk around Riverside Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kotka travel route planner.

Getting from Kimito Island to Kotka by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Kotka can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Arboretum Mustila
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden

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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Aurlahti Beach and Linnanmaki Amusement Park. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Step out of Helsinki to go to Porvoo and see Porvoo Old Town, which is approximately 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, make a trip to Hakaniemi Market, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Helsinki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Aurlahti Beach, Porvoo Old Town
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Hietaranta Beach ©
Hietaranta Beach

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