16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
+2
Train + Fly + Train:  7 h 15 min
1
Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly + Train:  6 h 15 min
End: London

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Nasinneula Tower. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, stop by Tallipihan Suklaapuoti, take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Tampere trip planner.

London, UK to Tampere is an approximately 8- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from London in June, plan for little chillier nights in Tampere, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 20th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, and then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), then stroll around Kirjurinluoto, and then kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Pori day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Pori takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Pori are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Rauma
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 22nd (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then stay fit while traveling at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library. On the next day, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, and finally get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Turku route planning app.

You can drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 24th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then get all the information you need at Riihisaari, and finally step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Linnansaari National Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Savonlinna online holiday planner.

You can drive from Turku to Savonlinna in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. In June in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Linnansaari National Park
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

3
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. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sapokka Water Garden and Santalahti Nature Trail. Take a break from Kotka with a short trip to Stromforsin Ruukki in Ruotsinpyhtaa, about 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Lehman, appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, and go for a walk through Linden Esplanade.

To find out how to plan a trip to Kotka, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Savonlinna to Kotka by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In June, daytime highs in Kotka are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Stromforsin Ruukki, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Lehman ©
Lehman
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Room Escape Games. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo & Porvoo Old Town). Pack the 1st (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market and walk around Sibelius Monument.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Helsinki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. June in Helsinki sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Porvoo
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Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town

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