19 days in Finland Itinerary

19 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kotka
— 2 nights
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
3
Kuopio
— 2 nights
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
5
Turku
— 4 nights
6
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
7
Helsinki
— 5 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 Sapokka Water Garden and Riverside Park. Go for a jaunt from Kotka to Kouvola to see Repovesi National Park about 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, and admire the natural beauty at Palotorninvuori Park.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kotka attractions planning app.

Portland, USA to Kotka is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Portland to Kotka, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Portland in September, with highs in Kotka at °F and lows at °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Repovesi National Park
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 11th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, thenstop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, thensee the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Savonlinna trip planning tool.

You can drive from Kotka to Savonlinna in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In September in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

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
Taito Shop Savonlinna ©
Taito Shop Savonlinna

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Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Lutheran Cathedral, thenponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, thentest your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Riuttala Farmhouse Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, and then have fun at Vainolanniemi.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kuopio road trip website.

Drive from Savonlinna to Kuopio in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Kuopio

Fun & Games Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Riuttala Farmhouse Museum
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Room Escape Games
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower

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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 14th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, thenexamine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and then don't miss a visit to Nasinneula Tower.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Tampere attractions planner.

You can drive from Kuopio to Tampere in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around °F in September, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Room Escape Games

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova and Naantali Old Town. Go for a jaunt from Turku to Rauma to see Old Rauma about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, admire the landmark architecture of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and browse the collection at Turku City Library.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Turku trip planner.

Getting from Tampere to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Turku are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Naantali Old Town, Old Rauma
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): walk around Lilla holmen, thentest your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, thenlearn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Mariehamn online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In September, daytime highs in Mariehamn are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Fun & Games Parks
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Room Escape Games and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo & Porvoo Old Town). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the landmark architecture of The National Library of Finland, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), and take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki itinerary website.

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 September, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Porvoo
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Room Escape Games

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