18 days in Finland Itinerary

18 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel route maker

Plan created by another user.Make it yours

Route & dates

1
Kotka
— 2 nights
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
3
Kuopio
— 2 nights
4
Kuusamo
— 1 night
5
Inari
— 1 day
6
Tampere
— 1 night
7
Turku
— 2 nights
8
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
9
Helsinki
— 3 nights

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. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Maritime Centre Vellamo and Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth. Change things up with a short trip to Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area in Kouvola (about 58 minutes away). Spend the 5th (Mon) exploring nature at Valkmusa National Park. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, trek along Santalahti Nature Trail, and take a stroll through Linden Esplanade.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Kotka trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Helsinki to Kotka is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. August in Kotka sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Valkmusa National Park, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Valkmusa National Park ©
Valkmusa National Park

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 7th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, thensee the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, and finally pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Savonlinna route planning website.

Getting from Kotka to Savonlinna by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Savonlinna are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kuopio.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

2
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 8th (Thu), take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower, enjoy some diversion at Vainolanniemi, thenpause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, thenadmire the majestic nature at Snellman Park, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lutheran Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, thenexamine the collection at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, and finally explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kuopio trip site.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Kuopio in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Kuopio are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Kuopio

Fun & Games Nature Parks
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 10th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, thenrelax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, and then trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Julma Olkky and then head outdoors with Karhunkierros.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kuusamo trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Kuopio to Kuusamo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Kuopio in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Kuusamo, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm ©
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm

1
day
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Otsamo Fell, examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Inari trip planner.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Inari in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

1
night
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 13th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, thentest your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, thenhave fun at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, thencontemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Nasinneula Tower.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip itinerary planning site.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Inari to Tampere in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. While traveling from Inari, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Tampere, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Fun & Games Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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 15th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, thenexamine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, thenexplore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to Archangel Michael's church. On the next day, let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, thenlearn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library.

Plan my trip to Turku with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre ©
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

2
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, thenstroll around Lilla holmen, thenlearn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally examine the collection at Museumship Pommern. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, head off the coast to Kobba Klintar, thenexamine the collection at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, and finally take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Mariehamn trip planner.

You can fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August in Mariehamn, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, Kastelholm Castle
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Porvoo Old Town and Hakaniemi Market. Change things up with a short trip to Cathedral of Porvoo in Porvoo (about 48 minutes away). Pack the 21st (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, visit Katajanokka, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Hietaniemi Cemetery.

To see maps and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Mariehamn to Helsinki by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Porvoo
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum

Similar Plans

22 days in Finland BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems Preferences: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 17 days in Finland BY A USER FROM CANADA August, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: August, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 19 days in Finland BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA October, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: October, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 16 days in Finland BY A USER FROM HONG KONG SAR CHINA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 40 days in Finland BY A USER FROM ISRAEL July, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: July, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 23 days in Finland BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems Preferences: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 10 days in Finland BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights Preferences: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Slow & easy 17 days in Finland BY A USER FROM ITALY August, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: August, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium
See more plans