16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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16 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + train:  7​h 15​min
1
Tampere
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Pori
— Few hours
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:  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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto. There's much more to do: stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip itinerary planning website .

London, UK to Tampere is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; 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 slightly colder nights in Tampere, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Childrens Museums

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), take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko) and then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Pori trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Tampere to Pori takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri 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 6th (Mon): enjoy some diversion at Moomin World, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park, and then let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Turku trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Oro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: paddle through the water with Archipelago National Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kimito Island trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Turku to Kimito Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Kimito Island can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Wildlife 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. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila. On your second day here, take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, then kick back and relax at Santalahti Nature Trail, and then identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Kotka trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Kotka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car 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

4
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Aurinkolahti Beach and Aurlahti Beach. Kids will appreciate attractions like Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Hietaranta Beach. Step out of Helsinki to go to Porvoo and see Porvoo Old Town, which is approximately 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the striking features of Rock Church, and make a trip to Senate Square.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Kotka to Helsinki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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