16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kotka
— 2 nights
2
Turku
— 3 nights
3
Tampere
— 4 nights
4
Helsinki
— 5 nights

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. When in Kotka, make a side trip to see Stromforsin Ruukki in Ruotsinpyhtaa, approximately Ruotsinpyhtaa away. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, visit Hamina Old Town, and take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kotka trip planner.

Porto Alegre, Brazil to Kotka is an approximately 23-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Porto Alegre to Kotka, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Porto Alegre in December: high temperatures in Kotka hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Stromforsin Ruukki, Hamina Old Town
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Stromforsin Ruukki ©
Stromforsin Ruukki
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry ©
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turku: Mathildedalin Kylapanimo (in Salo) and Bellevue Beach (in Hanko). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, ponder the design of Harmonia, and take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Turku travel planner.

Drive from Kotka to Turku in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. December in Turku sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Mathildedalin Kylapanimo, Bellevue Beach, Naantali Old Town
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Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tampere: Ahvenisto (in Hameenlinna), Pihamaa Estate & Winery (in Asikkala) and Vitikkala Manor (in Jamsa). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Riihiniemen Uimaranta, kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere vacation planner.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Tampere are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Ahvenisto, Pihamaa Estate & Winery, Yyteri Beach, Vitikkala Manor
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
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5
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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Stadin Panimo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Aurinkolahti Beach, and make a trip to Senate Square.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki online journey planner.

Drive from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Vantaa
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Spas

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