16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Kotka
— 1 night
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Imatra
— 2 nights
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Savonlinna
— 2 nights
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4
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
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Kuopio
— 1 night
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Saarijarvi
— 1 night
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Ahtari
— 1 night
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Turku
— 2 nights
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Tampere
— 1 night
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Helsinki
— 2 nights

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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. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, then identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila, and finally take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area. Keep things going the next day: head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Marian Kirkko, then admire the striking features of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, and finally hike along Santalahti Nature Trail.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kotka trip planner.

Helsinki to Kotka is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also drive; or take a bus; or take a train. September in Kotka sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 25 — 27:
Highlights from your trip
Arboretum Mustila ©
Wildlife Area
Arboretum Mustila
4.7
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Hiking Trail
Santalahti Nature Trail
5.0

2
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Imatra

Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, then head outdoors with Atreenalin Seikkailupuistot, then take an in-depth tour of Imatra Veteran’s Home Museum, and finally look for gifts at Imatran Kalatalo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: snap pictures at Puumalansalmen silta ja nakoalahissi, don't miss a visit to Viewing Platform in Puumala, explore the striking landscape at Kummakivi Boulder, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Nicholas, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tainionkosken Church.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Imatra trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Kotka to Imatra in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Imatra are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Imatra

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 27 — 29:
Highlights from your trip
Imatran Kalatalo ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Imatran Kalatalo
4.7
Church of St. Nicholas
Religious Site
Church of St. Nicholas
5.0

2
nights
Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
You've now added Punkaharju Ridge to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Neitvuori, explore the striking landscape at Punkaharju Ridge, and then stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Imatra to Savonlinna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. On the 1st (Tue), you're off to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 1:
Highlights from your trip
Neitvuori ©
Lookout
Neitvuori
4.8
Taito Shop Savonlinna ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Taito Shop Savonlinna
4.3

2
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Koli National Park

Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
On the 2nd (Wed), head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids and then trek along Paha-Koli Hill. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, then look for gifts at Koli Shop Retkitupa, and then trek along Akka-Koli Hill.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Koli National Park road trip planning app.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Koli National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 1 — 3:
Highlights from your trip
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Outdoor Activity
Neitikoski Rapids
5.0
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Hiking Trail
Paha-Koli Hill
5.0
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Hiking Trail
Akka-Koli Hill
5.0

1
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Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kuopio online itinerary maker.

Getting from Koli National Park to Kuopio by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. In October, daily temperatures in Kuopio can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Saarijarvi.

Things to do in Kuopio

Shopping · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 4:
Highlights from your trip
Pikku Pietarin Torikuja ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Pikku Pietarin Torikuja
3.4
Snellman Park
State Park
Snellman Park
3.9
Satamankulma ©
Landmark
Satamankulma
4.2

1
night
Saarijarvi

Saarijärvi is a town and municipality of Finland. To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Saarijarvi trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Kuopio to Saarijarvi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. October in Saarijarvi sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 0°C at night. On the 5th (Sat), you're off to Ahtari.

Things to do in Saarijarvi

Nature · Parks · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 5:

1
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Ahtari

Ähtäri is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the Southern Ostrobothnia region. On the 5th (Sat), learn about all things military at Taidekeskus Harri.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Ahtari trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Saarijarvi to Ahtari by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in October, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Ahtari

Outdoors · Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 5 — 6:
Highlights from your trip
Marttinen ©
Outdoor Activity
Marttinen
4.4
Taidekeskus Harri ©
Military Museum
Taidekeskus Harri
3.0

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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 7th (Mon): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then kick back and relax at Vepsa Island, and then stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Ahtari to Turku in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 8:
Highlights from your trip
Vepsa Island ©
Beach
Vepsa Island
4.0
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Room Escape Game
Room Escape Games
4.7

1
night
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 8th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church, stop by Tallipihan Suklaapuoti, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere travel route app.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Tampere are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 8 — 9:
Highlights from your trip
Tallipihan Suklaapuoti ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Tallipihan Suklaapuoti
4.6

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): stop by Artisaani, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then wander the streets of Ullanlinna, then take a stroll through Katajanokka, and finally hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market. On your second day here, walk around Observatory Hill Park and then play a few rounds at Tapiola Golf.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki journey planner.

Drive from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Helsinki are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors · Golf · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 9 — 11:
Highlights from your trip
Katajanokka ©
Must see
Katajanokka
4.3
Hakaniemi Market ©
Must see
Hakaniemi Market
4.2
Tapiola Golf ©
Golf Course
Tapiola Golf
4.3

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