17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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Kotka
— 1 night
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Koli National Park
— 3 nights
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Kemi
— 1 night
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Vaasa
— 1 night
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Pori
— 1 night
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Turku
— 2 nights
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Helsinki
— 4 nights

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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. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, then make a trip to Linden Esplanade, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Stromforsin Ruukki, stroll around Riverside Park, and then hike along Santalahti Nature Trail.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kotka route planner.

Naples, Italy to Kotka is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Naples to Kotka due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Naples in August, plan for colder days and a bit cooler nights in Kotka: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Wildlife · Trails · Outdoors

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Wildlife Area
Arboretum Mustila
4.7
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Hiking Trail
Santalahti Nature Trail
5.0

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Paha-Koli Hill and Pielinen. There's much more to do: trek along Akka-Koli Hill, delve into the lush surroundings at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, stroll through Ukko-Koli Hill, and take in the dramatic natural features at Uhrihalkeama.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park online route planner.

Getting from Kotka to Koli National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. August in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
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Hiking Trail
Paha-Koli Hill
5.0
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Hiking Trail
Akka-Koli Hill
5.0
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Hiking Trail
Ukko-Koli Hill
4.8

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Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Lapponia Safaris - Day tours has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), then admire the striking features of Kemi Church, and then take an exotic tour of Lapponia Safaris - Day tours. Keep things going the next day: stop by Sampo Icebreaker, then get engrossed in the history at The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kemi holiday planning app.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Kemi takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Vaasa.

Things to do in Kemi

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

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Architectural Building
Kemi Church
3.9

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Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): steep yourself in history at Stromso, sample the tasty concoctions at Bock’s Corner Brewery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mustasaaren kirkko, then see the interesting displays at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Terranova. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Vaasa attractions website.

You can drive from Kemi to Vaasa in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

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Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), then take an in-depth tour of Rosenlew Museum, then make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Pori trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Pori takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Pori are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums
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Beach
Yyteri Beach
4.6
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History Museum
Rosenlew Museum
4.5

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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.
On the 24th (Sat), wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, and then explore the galleries of Turku Castle. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Turku day trip planner.

Getting from Pori to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Fun & Games

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Castle
Turku Castle
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Religious Site
Turku Cathedral
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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.
Visit Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Helsinki Cathedral and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). Pack the 29th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, admire the masterpieces at Design Museum, and stop by Katajanokka.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki tour planner.

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Nature

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