18 days in Finland Itinerary

18 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Kuwait City
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Turku
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
5
Tampere
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Fly + Shuttle:  5 h 15 min
6
Inari
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
7
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  12 h 15 min
End: Kuwait City

4
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 Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Linnanmaki Amusement Park. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Porvoo Old Town in Porvoo, approximately Porvoo away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, make a trip to Senate Square, and walk around Sibelius Monument.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki tour itinerary builder website.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Helsinki is an approximately 9- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from Kuwait City to Helsinki, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kuwait City in June, expect Helsinki to be much colder, temps between 21°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

3
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. Explore hidden gems such as Sapokka Water Garden and Santalahti Nature Trail. Get out of town with these interesting Kotka side-trips: Hiidenvuori (in Iitti) and Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Lehman, take in the pleasant sights at Linden Esplanade, stroll around Riverside Park, and have fun at Katariina Seaside Park.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kotka trip app.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Kotka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Hiidenvuori, Arboretum Mustila
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Lehman ©
Lehman
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Oro.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kimito Island online vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Kimito Island takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Kimito Island can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Wildlife
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Oro ©
Oro

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 22nd (Fri), have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, and finally identify plant and animal life at Kurjenrahka National Park.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Turku trip builder.

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Turku are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Moomin World, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Tampere online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Tampere, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. On the 26th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

2
nights
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 27th (Wed): examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, experience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm, and then wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Inari online holiday planner.

You can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle from Tampere to Inari in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. When traveling from Tampere in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Inari: temperatures range from 16°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Inari Reindeer Farm ©
Inari Reindeer Farm
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 28th (Thu), get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Auttikongas, get lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library, then have some family-friendly fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Rovaniemi using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Inari to Rovaniemi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Parks Nature
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Snowman World Igloo Hotel ©
Snowman World Igloo Hotel
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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