16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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16 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Drive:  1​h 30​min
1
Kotka
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
2
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Vaasa
— 1 night
4
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Helsinki
— 3 nights
End: Helsinki

1
night
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 26th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, then take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, and then take a stroll through Hamina Old Town. On the next day, admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, then make a trip to Linden Esplanade, then look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, and finally examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kotka route maker app .

Helsinki to Kotka is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Hamina Old Town, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, Arboretum Mustila
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park

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Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, tour the pleasant surroundings at Akka-Koli Hill, and then hike along Paha-Koli Hill. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

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Traveling by car from Kotka to Koli National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In September, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto

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Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 30th (Mon), take some stellar pictures from Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, then sample the tasty concoctions at Bock’s Corner Brewery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mustasaaren kirkko, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Hietasaaren uimaranta.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Vaasa tour site .

Getting from Koli National Park to Vaasa by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly. In September, daytime highs in Vaasa are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Bock’s Corner Brewery ©
Bock’s Corner Brewery
Hietasaaren uimaranta ©
Hietasaaren uimaranta

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Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, then make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Pori trip planner.

Drive from Vaasa to Pori in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. October in Pori sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, then enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere journey maker site .

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 8°C in October, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Take a break from the city and head to Bellevue Beach and Teijo national park. Step out of Turku with an excursion to Mathildedalin Kylapanimo in Salo--about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Tampere to Turku by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In October, daytime highs in Turku are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Teijo National Park, Mathildedalin Kylapanimo, Bellevue Beach
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Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

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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.
Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and admire the striking features of Rock Church.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip site .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka