17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 4 nights
2
Turku
— 3 nights
3
Kotka
— 3 nights
4
Lappeenranta
— 3 nights
5
Koli National Park
— 3 nights

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

Daughter of the Baltic

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 (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, stroll through The Esplanadi Park, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki vacation maker app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Helsinki. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Parks
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

Plan trip to Turku with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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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 find plenty of places to visit near Kotka: Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala) and Kouvola (Model Railroad Museum Kouvola & World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, admire the landmark architecture of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, stroll around Isopuisto Park, and have fun at Katariina Seaside Park.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kotka driving holiday website.

Getting from Turku to Kotka by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Kotka are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

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Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth ©
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth
Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park

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Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lappeenranta: Puumala (Puumalansalmen silta ja nakoalahissi & Viewing Platform in Puumala), Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola) and Imatra (Tainionkosken Church & Church of St. Nicholas). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Siikalahti Wetland, explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, pause for some serene contemplation at Ruokolahden Kirkko, and steep yourself in history at Parikkalan kirkko.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Lappeenranta road trip planner.

Drive from Kotka to Lappeenranta in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Lappeenranta are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 25 — 28:
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Church of St. Nicholas
Church of St. Nicholas
Tainionkosken Church ©
Tainionkosken Church

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Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along Paha-Koli Hill, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Herajarvi Hiking Trail.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park road trip planning app.

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Koli National Park in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

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