16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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16 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Geneva
Fly:  6​h
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Kotka
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Sotkamo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Oulu
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
5
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Tampere
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Geneva

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.
Pack the 18th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Ullanlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, and brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary tool .

Geneva, Switzerland to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, tram, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Geneva to Helsinki. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Geneva in September, with highs in Helsinki at 19°C and lows at 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Flamingo Entertainment Center
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Hietaranta Beach ©
Hietaranta Beach

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. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): wander the streets of Hamina Old Town, take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, then let the kids burn off some steam at Katariina Seaside Park, and finally admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kotka itinerary tool .

Getting from Helsinki to Kotka by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September in Kotka, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hamina Old Town
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Katariina Seaside Park ©
Katariina Seaside Park

1
night
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Venajanhiekka, then step into the grandiose world of Kajaani Castle ruins, and then perfect your strike at Vuokatti Bowling. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Hiukka and then find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park Vuokatti.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Sotkamo driving holiday site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kotka to Sotkamo. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in September, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Vuokatti, Venajanhiekka, Kajaani Castle ruins
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Hiukka ©
Hiukka
Kajaani Castle ruins ©
Kajaani Castle ruins

1
night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 24th (Tue), browse the eclectic array of goods at Kauppahalli, then examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ainolan Puisto, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Oulu day trip planning website .

Drive from Sotkamo to Oulu in 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Oulu can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Kauppahalli ©
Kauppahalli
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo ©
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo

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 25th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, and finally take a stroll through Naantali Old Town.

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Traveling by flight from Oulu to Turku takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 27th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), then shop like a local with Pori Art Museum, then make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, and finally kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Pori day trip site .

Getting from Turku to Pori by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. September in Pori sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) 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

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): look and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. On your second day here, enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Ronga.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Pori to Tampere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©

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