18 days in Finland Itinerary

18 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kouvola
— 2 nights
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
3
Pori
— 2 nights
4
Turku
— 3 nights
5
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
6
Helsinki
— 6 nights

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Get outdoors at Repovesi National Park and Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Maritime Centre Vellamo and Fuksinpuisto Park. Go for a jaunt from Kouvola to Kotka to see Sapokka Water Garden about 48 minutes away.

To see reviews and tourist information, go to the Kouvola trip planner.

Rome, Italy to Kouvola is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rome to Kouvola due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Rome in July: high temperatures in Kouvola hover around 24°C and lows are around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Kotka
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 25:
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area

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 26th (Mon): examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Cross Church, then brush up on your military savvy at The Parola Armour Museum, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Tampere trip planner.

You can drive from Kouvola to Tampere in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Tampere are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Parola
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 27:
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 28th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Rakennuskulttuuritalo Toivo Ja Korsmanin Talo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Herrainpaivat Beach, then stroll through Yyteri Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko). Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sea views from Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, you can read our Pori trip planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Pori in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July in Pori, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Rauma
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 29:
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Turku Castle and Naantali Old Town. Step off the beaten path and head to Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo and Turku Cathedral. There's much more to do: learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, and stroll around Kultaranta Garden.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Turku road trip planning website.

You can drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Naantali
Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 1:
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Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): stroll around Lilla holmen, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, then examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, and finally try your luck at PAF Casino. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Salis Batteri, then see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, and then see the interesting displays at Kastelholm - Open-air Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Mariehamn online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Casinos · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Aland Island, Kastelholm - Open-air Museum
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

6
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.
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Temppeliaukio Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nuuksio National Park and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). Change things up with a short trip to Porvoo Old Town in Porvoo (about 50 minutes away). The adventure continues: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, make a trip to Senate Square, take a stroll through Katajanokka, and stroll through The Esplanadi Park.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki online itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Helsinki takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or ride a ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Vantaa Art Museum, Nuuksio National Park, Porvoo Old Town
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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