19 days in Finland Itinerary

19 days in Finland Itinerary

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Vantaa
— Few hours
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Espoo
— 1 night
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Turku
— 2 nights
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Tampere
— 2 nights
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Lieksa
— 4 nights
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Kotka
— 2 nights
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Porvoo
— 7 nights
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Helsinki
— Few hours

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Vantaa

Vantaa
Though technically its own city, Vantaa is considered by many to be a Helsinki suburb, and it is where most visitors land when they fly to Finland.
To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Vantaa journey planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. August in Vantaa sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 53°F at night. You will leave for Espoo on the 9th (Fri).

Things to do in Vantaa

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 10:

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Espoo

Espoo ©
Espoo is the second largest city and municipality in Finland. Nuuksio National Park has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Espoo trip maker tool.

Espoo is just a short distance from Vantaa. August in Espoo sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Espoo

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park

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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.
On the 10th (Sat), make a trip to Naantali Old Town, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Keep things going the next day: gain insight at Turku Cathedral, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then trek along The Archipelago Trail, and finally admire the natural beauty at Kultaranta Garden.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Turku online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Espoo to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 10 — 12:
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town

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Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas. Change things up with a short trip to Hame Castle in Hameenlinna (about 52 minutes away). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, see the interesting displays at Lenin Museum, and take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In August in Tampere, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 12 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

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Lieksa

Lieksa ©
Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. Take a break from the city and head to Ukko-Koli Hill and Uhrihalkeama. Get some cultural insight at Pielisen Museum and New Valamo Monastery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lieksa: Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli), Koli National Park (Rasavaara Observation tower & Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail) and Boreal Wildlife Centre (in Kuhmo). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Paateri.

Planning Lieksa trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Drive from Tampere to Lieksa in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August, daytime highs in Lieksa are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 14 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum

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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. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take a stroll through Hamina Old Town, identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila, and then take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo and then browse the exhibits of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kotka trip builder app.

Getting from Lieksa to Kotka by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In August in Kotka, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Porvoo.

Things to do in Kotka

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 18 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©

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Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Söderskärin majakka and The Runeberg Home. Take a break from the city and head to Hiidenkirnut and Fagerö Kaunissaari. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Porvoo: Loviisa (Laivasilta & Svartholm Fortress), Apulandia (in Lahti) and Vaaksy Canal (in Asikkala). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Loviisan kirkko, see the interesting displays at Porvoo Doll and Toy Museum, and stop by Pieni Suklaatehdas.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Porvoo trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Kotka to Porvoo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 53°F. You'll set off for Helsinki on the 27th (Tue).

Things to do in Porvoo

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 20 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Vaaksy Canal ©
Vaaksy Canal
St Michael Church ©
St Michael Church
Apulandia ©
Apulandia

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, then step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and then take a stroll through Katajanokka.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki road trip app.

You can drive from Porvoo to Helsinki in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 27 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka