19 days in Finland Itinerary

19 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kotka
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Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Fly
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Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly

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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 Hiidenvuori. Museum-lovers will appreciate Salpa Line Museum and Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum. Explore Kotka's surroundings by going to Bunker Museum (in Virolahti), Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki) and Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area (in Kouvola). 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 13°C, while days are slightly colder, around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Kotka

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 4 — 6:
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Salpa Line Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Salpa Line Museum
5.0
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Specialty Museum
Maritime Centre Vellamo
4.6
Arboretum Mustila ©
Wildlife Area
Arboretum Mustila
4.7

3
nights
Tampere

Manchester of the North

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 Mediamuseo Rupriikki make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Visavuori (in Valkeakoski), The Parola Armour Museum (in Parola) and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi). There's more to do: take an in-depth tour of Milavida Museo and pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhan Birgitan kirkko.

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 23°C, and evening lows to 11°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 · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 6 — 9:
Highlights from your trip
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Specialty Museum
Vapriikin Museokeskus
4.8
The Parola Armour Museum ©
Military Museum
The Parola Armour Museum
4.7

2
nights
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 24°C during the day and 12°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 · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 11:
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Oro ©
Wildlife Area
Oro
4.7
Soderlangvik Gard
Art Museum
Soderlangvik Gard
4.5

2
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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, then take 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, then learn 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 23°C and lows of 12°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

Find places to stay Aug 11 — 13:
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1
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Mariehamn, Aland Island

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, then brush 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 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°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

Find places to stay Aug 13 — 14:
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Kastelholm Castle ©
Must see
Kastelholm Castle
4.2

3
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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kansallisgalleria and Laajalahti Nature Reserve. Change things up with a short trip to Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen in Raseborg (about 1h 20 min away). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki travel planner.

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. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 14 — 17:
Highlights from your trip

3
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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

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, then stroll 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 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°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 · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 20:
Highlights from your trip
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Safari
Safaris
4.4
Arktikum ©
History Museum
Arktikum
4.1

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