19 days in Finland Itinerary

19 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
2
Kotka
— 3 nights
3
Inari
— 1 day
4
Oulu
— 1 day
5
Tampere
— 3 nights
6
Pori
— 2 nights
7
Turku
— 4 nights

4
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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.
For shopping fun, head to Market Square Kauppatori or Kamppi Shopping Centre. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and make a trip to Senate Square.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Market Square Kauppatori ©
Market Square Kauppatori
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka

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. Step out of Kotka with an excursion to Stromforsin Ruukki in Ruotsinpyhtaa--about 34 minutes away. Spend the 13th (Sat) exploring nature at Valkmusa National Park. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, kick back and relax at Lehman, contemplate the long history of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kotka trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Helsinki to Kotka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Kotka are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Valkmusa National Park, Hamina Old Town, Stromforsin Ruukki
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Lehman ©
Lehman
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Valkmusa National Park ©
Valkmusa National Park

1
day
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 14th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then go for a walk through Otsamo Fell.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Inari vacation maker site.

Fly from Kotka to Inari in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Kotka in July, with highs in Inari at °C and lows at °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

1
day
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): browse the eclectic array of goods at Kauppahalli, take in the exciting artwork at Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, thenwalk around Ainolan Puisto, thenadmire the striking features of Oulu Cathedral, and finally kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Oulu trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Inari to Oulu takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Kauppahalli ©
Kauppahalli
Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus ©
Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus

3
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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
For shopping fun, head to Laukko Manor or Haihara Art Centre. When in Tampere, make a side trip to see Linna Golf & Country Club in Hameenlinna, approximately Hameenlinna away. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, shop like a local with Galleria Ronga, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To find reviews and more tourist information, go to the Tampere trip planner.

You can take a train from Oulu to Tampere in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Tampere are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Linna Golf & Country Club, Laukko Manor
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Laukko Manor ©
Laukko Manor
Linna Golf & Country Club ©
Linna Golf & Country Club

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Herrainpaivat Beach, kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, and then look for gifts at Patakirppis. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), thenbrowse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Puuvilla, thenview the masterpieces at Pori Art Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Pori day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Tampere to Pori in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Old Rauma
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach
Pori Art Museum ©
Pori Art Museum

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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.
Head to Kauppakeskus Mylly and Turun Kauppahallifor some retail therapy. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turku: Mathildedalin Kylapanimo (in Salo) and Bellevue Beach (in Hanko). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, and identify plant and animal life at Vepsa Island.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Turku trip website.

Traveling by car from Pori to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mathildedalin Kylapanimo, Kauppakeskus Mylly, Bellevue Beach, Naantali Old Town, Kuusisto Manor
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Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Kauppakeskus Mylly ©
Kauppakeskus Mylly
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

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