16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Kotka
— 2 nights
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Turku
— 2 nights
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Tampere
— 1 night
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Kuusamo
— 3 nights
5
Inari
— 3 nights
6
Helsinki
— 3 nights

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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 2nd (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step off the mainland to explore Lehman, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Santalahti Nature Trail, and then don't miss a visit to Linden Esplanade.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kotka trip builder site.

Portland, USA to Kotka is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 10 hour difference. In September, Kotka is a bit cooler than Portland - with highs of 59°F and lows of 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trip

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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Lehman ©
Lehman
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Vepsa Island and then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku trip planner.

You can drive from Kotka to Turku in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Turku sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Tampere

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 6th (Thu): take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Tampere are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. On the 7th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 7:
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower

3
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): fly down the slopes at Ruka and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Shopping Center Kumpare, then look for gifts at Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, and then hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kuusamo vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Tampere to Kuusamo takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Tampere, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Kuusamo, ranging from highs of 52°F to lows of 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Winter Sports

Side Trip

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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Ruka ©
Ruka
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail

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Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lemmenjoki National Park and Juutua Nature Trail. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, and relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Inari online holiday planner.

Getting from Kuusamo to Inari by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Inari are 52°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. On the 13th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 10 — 13:
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Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Tuula's Reindeer ©
Tuula's Reindeer

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Helsinki

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 Room Escape Games and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo & Porvoo Old Town). Pack the 15th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria and stroll around Sibelius Monument.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki tour itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Inari to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Inari in September, with highs in Helsinki at 61°F and lows at 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 13 — 16:
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Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Room Escape Games
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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