20 days in Finland Itinerary

20 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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Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
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Kuopio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 3 nights
Fly
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Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly
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Helsinki
— 5 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. Discover out-of-the-way places like Repovesi National Park and Sapokka Water Garden. Change things up with a short trip to Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area in Kouvola (about 56 minutes away). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, and head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kotka route tool.

Colombo, Sri Lanka to Kotka is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 3.5 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Colombo in August; daily highs in Kotka reach 23°C and lows reach 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Lappeenranta

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
On the 14th (Wed), explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, then contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Lappeenranta tour itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Kotka to Lappeenranta in 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 13 — 14:

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Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, steep yourself in history at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, and finally examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Savonlinna trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna takes 2 hours. In August in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 14 — 15:

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Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): have fun at Vainolanniemi, stroll around Snellman Park, get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Riuttala Farmhouse Museum, take in the waterfront at Kuopio Harbor, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, and finally explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi.

Make your Kuopio itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Savonlinna to Kuopio by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Kuopio can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Kuopio

Fun & Games · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 15 — 17:

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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 18th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Visavuori, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, then take in panoramic vistas at Nasinneula Tower, and finally stroll around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Tampere takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 17 — 19:

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Turku Castle and Naantali Old Town. When in Turku, make a side trip to see Old Rauma in Rauma, approximately Rauma away. The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, browse the collection at Turku City Library, and buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Turku trip planning app.

Getting from Tampere to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 19 — 22:

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Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 23rd (Fri), examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Kobba Klintar, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, steep yourself in history at Bomarsund, and then examine the collection at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Mariehamn journey planner.

Fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 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 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and The National Museum of Finland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo & Porvoo Old Town). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and make a trip to Senate Square.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip tool.

You can fly from Mariehamn to Helsinki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or ride a ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."