19 days in Finland Itinerary

19 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kotka
— 2 nights
2
Tampere
— 3 nights
3
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
4
Turku
— 2 nights
5
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
6
Helsinki
— 3 nights
7
Rovaniemi
— 3 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 Maritime Centre Vellamo and Salpa Line Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate Bunker Museum and Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum. Explore Kotka's surroundings by going to Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki), Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area (in Kouvola) and Hiidenvuori (in Iitti). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, walk around Sibelius Park, take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kotka Church.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Kotka trip planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Kotka is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Tel Aviv in August, expect nights in Kotka to be much colder, around °C, while days are slightly colder, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Kotka

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Arboretum Mustila, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, Bunker Museum, Salpa Line Museum, Hiidenvuori
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Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hatanpaa Arboretum and Vapriikin Museokeskus. Attractions like Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower and Pyhan Birgitan kirkko make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: The Parola Armour Museum (in Parola), Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi) and Visavuori (in Valkeakoski). There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Mediamuseo Rupriikki and take an in-depth tour of Milavida Museo.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere visit planner.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Tampere takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, The Parola Armour Museum, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto, Visavuori
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
The Parola Armour Museum ©
The Parola Armour Museum

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 10th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Soderlangvik Gard and then identify plant and animal life at Oro. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Archipelago National Park.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kimito Island online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Kimito Island takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Kimito Island, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Oro ©
Oro
Soderlangvik Gard
Soderlangvik Gard
Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

2
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 12th (Mon), get lost in a book at Turku City Library, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, thentake an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, thenlearn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and finally get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Turku sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre ©
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, thenbrush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally examine the collection at Museumship Pommern.

Before you visit Mariehamn, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Kastelholm Castle
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Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern

3
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kansallisgalleria and Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen. Pack the 16th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Laajalahti Nature Reserve.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Mariehamn to Helsinki in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or ride a ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen, Laajalahti Nature Reserve
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 18th (Sun), look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, thenstroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Helsinki in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Rovaniemi, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. On the 20th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Outdoors
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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