19 days in Finland Itinerary

19 days in Finland Itinerary

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19 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Kotka
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Inari
— 1 day
Drive:  7​h
4
Oulu
— 1 day
Fly + train:  4​h 15​min
5
Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Pori
— 2 nights
7
Turku
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Amsterdam

4
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.
For shopping fun, head to Market Square Kauppatori or Kamppi Shopping Centre. There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, wander the streets of Ullanlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Helsinki is 1 hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Beaches
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
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 still lots to do: take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, and step off the mainland to explore Lehman.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kotka day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Kotka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

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

1
day
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, then examine the collection at Siida, and then go for a walk through Otsamo Fell.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Inari visit planner.

Getting from Kotka to Inari by combination of train, flight, and shuttle takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Kotka in July, with highs in Inari at 20°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Oulu.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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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. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): browse the eclectic array of goods at Kauppahalli, get a taste of the local shopping with Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, then stroll through Ainolan Puisto, then contemplate the long history of Oulu Cathedral, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Oulu tour itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Inari to Oulu in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Oulu sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Kauppahalli ©
Kauppahalli
Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Head to Keittioelamaa and Laukko Manorfor some retail therapy. Go for a jaunt from Tampere to Haemeenlinna to see Linna Golf & Country Club about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, and look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip builder tool .

Getting from Oulu to Tampere by combination of flight and train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, and then stop by Patakirppis. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Puuvilla, then take in the exciting artwork at Pori Art Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Pori online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Tampere to Pori takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Old Rauma
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Patakirppis ©
Patakirppis
Kauppakeskus Puuvilla ©
Kauppakeskus Puuvilla

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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 plenty of shopping. Explore Turku's surroundings by going to Bellevue Beach (in Hanko) and Mathildedalin Kylapanimo (in Salo). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, gain insight at Turku Cathedral, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Vepsa Island.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Turku trip tool .

Traveling by car from Pori to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

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

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