19 days in Finland Itinerary

19 days in Finland Itinerary

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1
Tampere
— 2 nights
2
Helsinki
— 10 nights
3
Kotka
— 3 nights
4
Lappeenranta
— 3 nights

2
nights
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 6th (Tue): examine the collection at Moomin Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then examine the collection at Tampere City Library, Metso. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto.

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Helsinki to Tampere is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Tampere are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Moomin Museum ©
Moomin Museum

10
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 the less-touristy side of things at Katajanokka and Kansallisgalleria. Mannerheim Museum and Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Hanko (Tulliniemi Nature Path & Bellevue Beach), Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki) and Teijo National Park (in Pernio). Spend the 11th (Sun) exploring nature at Nuuksio National Park. Spend the 13th (Tue) exploring nature at Ekenas Archipelago National Park. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, take a memorable drive along King's Road, tour the pleasant surroundings at Santalahti Nature Trail, and kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki online vacation planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kotka, Hanko, Espoo, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Ekenas Archipelago National Park
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Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

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. Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): make a trip to Main Building of Military School, steep yourself in history at Hamina Fortress, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, thenmake a trip to St. John's Church, and finally examine the collection at Salpa Line Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: fly down the slopes at Mielakka Ski Center.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Kotka trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Helsinki to Kotka by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. November in Kotka sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kotka

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Hamina, Mielakka Ski Center, Loviisan kirkko, Salpa Line Museum
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Loviisan kirkko ©
Loviisan kirkko
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church
Main Building of Military School ©
Main Building of Military School

3
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take in the views from Puumalansalmen silta ja nakoalahissi and then don't miss a visit to Viewing Platform in Puumala. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Wolkoff House Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lappeenrannan kirkko, explore the world behind art at Lappeenrannan taidemuseo, thenbuy something for everyone on your list at IsoKristiina, and finally have some family-friendly fun at HopLop.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Lappeenranta day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Lappeenranta takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. On the 24th (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Imatra, Puumala, Ruokolahden Kirkko
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Lappeen Marian kirkko ©
Lappeen Marian kirkko
Lauritsala Church ©
Lauritsala Church
Lappeenrannan kirkko ©
Lappeenrannan kirkko

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