16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kotka
— 1 night
2
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
3
Inari
— 1 day
4
Pori
— 1 night
5
Turku
— 2 nights
6
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
7
Helsinki
— 3 nights

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. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila, make a trip to Stromforsin Ruukki, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Marian Kirkko, look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, then hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Lehman.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kotka trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Kotka is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sydney in September: high temperatures in Kotka hover around 17°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 4th (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, make a trip to Pikkukirkko, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paaskylahden kirkko, then contemplate the waterfront views at Siikalahti Wetland, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Linnansaari National Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Savonlinna takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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day
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then go for a walk through Otsamo Fell.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Inari holiday site.

You can fly from Savonlinna to Inari in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Savonlinna in September, things will get little chillier in Inari: highs are around 13°C and lows about 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Pori.

Things to do in Inari

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

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): get a taste of the local shopping with Pori Art Museum, then make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, and finally stroll through Herrainpaivat Beach. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), walk around Kirjurinluoto, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, and finally get your game on at Space Bowling & Billiards.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Pori tour planning website.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Inari to Pori takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Inari in September; daily highs in Pori reach 17°C and lows reach 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive 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
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach

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 9th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Naantali Old Town, then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then kick back and relax at Vepsa Island.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Turku trip planner.

You can drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Turku are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Kurjenrahka National Park, Naantali Old Town
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Soderlangvik Gard, make a trip to Helsingholm Guest Harbour, and then identify plant and animal life at Oro. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Archipelago National Park.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kimito Island online travel planner.

You can drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough 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
Soderlangvik Gard
Soderlangvik Gard

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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.
You'll get in some beach time at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Sibelius Monument. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo) and Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen (in Raseborg). There's lots more to do: hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, explore the world behind art at Design Museum, visit Ullanlinna, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki journey planner.

Getting from Kimito Island to Helsinki by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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

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