18 days in Finland Itinerary

18 days in Finland Itinerary

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18 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Drive:  1​h 30​min
1
Kotka
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
4
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Tampere
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
7
Helsinki
— 4 nights
End: Helsinki

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 12th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Beach Mansikkalahti, then pause for some serene contemplation at Marian Kirkko, then go for a walk through Ankkapurha Culture Park, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of Aviation. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kumparepuisto Park, then examine the collection at Kouvola Tube Radio Museum, and finally trek along Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kotka driving holiday app .

Helsinki to Kotka is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Kotka can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Kouvola, Marian Kirkko
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Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Marian Kirkko ©
Marian Kirkko
Kouvola Tube Radio Museum ©
Kouvola Tube Radio Museum

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 14th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko.

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You can drive from Kotka to Savonlinna in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 15th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, then examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, and finally take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lilla holmen, try your luck at PAF Casino, then head off the coast to Kobba Klintar, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Mariehamn travel route planner .

You can fly from Savonlinna to Mariehamn in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. In June, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trips

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, Kastelholm Castle
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Turku Castle and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Get a sense of the local culture at Turku Cathedral and Ett Hem Museum. Go for a jaunt from Turku to Parainen to see Lenholm Conservation Area about 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and head off the coast to Vepsa Island.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku online day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Turku takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June, daytime highs in Turku are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Naantali Old Town, Lenholm Conservation Area
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Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Soderlangvik and then identify plant and animal life at Oro. Here are some ideas for day two: visit a coastal fixture at Archipelago National Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kimito Island trip planner .

Traveling by car from Turku to Kimito Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Kimito Island are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Oro ©
Oro
Soderlangvik ©
Soderlangvik
Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Let the collections at Vapriikin Museokeskus and Visavuori capture your imagination. Do some cultural sightseeing at Tampere Cathedral and Pyhan Birgitan kirkko. Change things up with a short trip to Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto in Ylojarvi (about 54 minutes away). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Tampere trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Kimito Island to Tampere in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto, Visavuori
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

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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 explore and learn at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. Step off the beaten path and head to Katajanokka and Laajalahti Nature Reserve. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen (in Raseborg), Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). It doesn't end there: wander the streets of Ullanlinna and hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki holiday maker .

Getting from Tampere to Helsinki by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Espoo, Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka