18 days in Finland Itinerary

18 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
3
Kotka
— 2 nights
4
Porvoo
— 1 night
5
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
6
Tampere
— 2 nights
7
Pori
— 1 night
8
Turku
— 2 nights

5
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.
Pack the 2nd (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki tour itinerary planner.

Watertown, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Watertown to Helsinki is 7 hours. When traveling from Watertown in July, plan for little chillier days in Helsinki, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, thenexplore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, thenpause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Savonlinna online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Savonlinna takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In August in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

2
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. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, take in nature's colorful creations at Sibelius Park, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, and finally let little ones run wild at Katariina Seaside Park.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Kotka day trip app.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Kotka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August in Kotka, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Museums Fun & Games
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Sibelius Park ©
Sibelius Park

1
night
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
On the 8th (Wed), have fun at Porvoo Swimming Pool, stop by Willatar, go for a walk through The Devil's Stairs, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Porvoo, and finally don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Porvoo attractions app.

Getting from Kotka to Porvoo by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in August, and nighttime lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Porvoo

Fun & Games Historic Sites Shopping
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Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town
Willatar ©
Willatar

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, thentake an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then make a trip to Lordi's Square.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online trip builder.

Getting from Porvoo to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Porvoo in August, expect nights in Rovaniemi to be about the same, around °F, while days are slightly colder, around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Museums Tours
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vanha Kirkko, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, thensteep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Tampere trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Tampere takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Puuvilla, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Pori trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Pori takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Pori can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko) ©
Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko)
Kauppakeskus Puuvilla ©
Kauppakeskus Puuvilla

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 14th (Tue): have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, thenexplore the galleries of Turku Castle, thensee the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally gain insight at Turku Cathedral. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get lost in a book at Turku City Library, thenbrush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, thenadmire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and finally get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku online travel route planner.

Drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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