20 days in Finland Itinerary

20 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kotka
— 2 nights
2
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
4
Kuopio
— 2 nights
5
Tampere
— 2 nights
6
Turku
— 3 nights
7
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
8
Helsinki
— 5 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. 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 58 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 °C and lows reach °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Kouvola
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo

1
night
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
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, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, thencontemplate 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. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °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

Imatra Waterfall
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta

1
night
Savonlinna

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, thenexamine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, thentake 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. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °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

Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kerimaki Church
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Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

2
nights
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, thentest 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, thenpause 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 °C, while at night they dip to °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

Side Trip

Riuttala Farmhouse Museum
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Room Escape Games
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall

2
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Tampere

Tampere ©
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, thentest 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, thentake 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 fly. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °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

Side Trips

Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, Visavuori
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

3
nights
Turku

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 °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Naantali, Old Rauma
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

2
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 23rd (Fri), examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, thenbrush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, thenget 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, step into the grandiose world of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, thensteep yourself in history at Bomarsund, and finally see the interesting displays at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Mariehamn trip planning website.

Fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. August in Mariehamn sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Sund, Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Porvoo Old Town and Hakaniemi Market. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Cathedral of Porvoo in Porvoo, about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, admire the landmark architecture of The National Library of Finland, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo).

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki online trip maker.

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 29th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Porvoo
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum

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