18 days in Finland Itinerary

18 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
2
Kotka
— 3 nights
3
Kimito Island
— 1 night
4
Turku
— 3 nights
5
Tampere
— 2 nights
6
Inari
— 2 nights
7
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights

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 Sibelius Monument. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Kansallisgalleria. Change things up with a short trip to Porvoo Old Town in Porvoo (about 50 minutes away). Pack the 14th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki travel planner.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Helsinki is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. 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 °C and °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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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaaren Elaintarha ©
Korkeasaaren Elaintarha

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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. Kids will appreciate attractions like Sapokka Water Garden and Riverside Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lehman and Katariina Seaside Park. Get out of town with these interesting Kotka side-trips: Hiidenvuori (in Iitti) and Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki). There's much more to do: trek along Santalahti Nature Trail, take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kotka road trip site.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Kotka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Kotka are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

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

1
night
Kimito Island

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

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, 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 fly; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Kimito Island can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife Parks
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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, thenexplore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, thenstroll 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, thenlet little ones run wild at Adventure Park, and finally identify plant and animal life at Kurjenrahka National Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, 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 °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kurjenrahka National Park, Moomin World
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Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle

2
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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, thensteep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Tampere online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Tampere, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °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 Childrens Museums
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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.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Inari online holiday planner.

You can fly from Tampere to Inari in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Tampere in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Inari: temperatures range from °C by day to °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

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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, thenhave 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 take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In June, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are °C, while nighttime lows are °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 ©
Snowman World Igloo Hotel ©
Snowman World Igloo Hotel
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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