16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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16 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  26​h
1
Kotka
— 1 night
2
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Inari
— 1 day
Fly + bus:  6​h 15​min
4
Pori
— 1 night
5
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Sydney

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. On the 2nd (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, then wander the streets of Stromforsin ruukki, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Marian Kirkko, look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, then wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, then trek along Santalahti Nature Trail, and finally head off the coast to Lehman.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kotka online itinerary planner .

Sydney, Australia to Kotka is an approximately 26-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Sydney to Kotka. Traveling from Sydney in September, things will get a bit cooler in Kotka: highs are around 17°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Stromforsin ruukki, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Marian Kirkko, Arboretum Mustila
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki
Marian Kirkko ©
Marian Kirkko

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Paaskylahden kirkko, then explore the activities along Siikalahti Wetland, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Linnansaari National Park.

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Getting from Kotka to Savonlinna by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. September in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Linnansaari National Park, Siikalahti Wetland
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

1
day
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): get a tailor-made plan with Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, then examine the collection at Siida, and then take some stellar pictures from Otsamo Fell.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Inari road trip app .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Savonlinna to Inari in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Savonlinna in September: high temperatures in Inari hover around 13°C and lows are around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Pori.

Things to do in Inari

Museums
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 7th (Fri), take in the exciting artwork at Pori Art Museum, make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), stroll through Kirjurinluoto, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, and finally perfect your strike at Space Bowling & Billiards.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Pori trip itinerary planning app .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Pori in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. In September, Pori is somewhat warmer than Inari - with highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Rauma
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

2
nights
Turku

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 9th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then explore the galleries of Turku Castle, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Turku trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Pori to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Turku, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Kurjenrahka National Park, Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Soderlangvik, then take in the waterfront activity at Helsingholm Guest Harbour, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Oro. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sea views from Archipelago National Park.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kimito Island travel website .

Traveling by car from Turku to Kimito Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Kimito Island can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Oro ©
Oro
Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Helsingholm Guest Harbour ©
Helsingholm Guest Harbour

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 Porvoo Old Town. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Raseborg to see Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, wander the streets of Ullanlinna, and appreciate the history behind Sibelius Monument.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Helsinki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. September in Helsinki sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen, Porvoo Old Town
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Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Hietaranta Beach ©
Hietaranta Beach

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