20 days in Finland Itinerary

20 days in Finland Itinerary

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20 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly + train:  6​h
1
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
5
Koli National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Amsterdam

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 10th (Fri), enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. On the next day, find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere road trip app .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Tampere is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in August, expect little chillier with lows of 11°C in Tampere. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

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 find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Rauma (The Church of the Holy Cross & Old Rauma). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, explore the world behind art at Waino Aaltonen Museum of Art, have fun at Moomin World, and browse the collection at Turku City Library.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku trip maker tool .

Getting from Tampere to Turku by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Naantali, Rauma
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Moomin World ©
Moomin World
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. On the 16th (Thu), head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Mustasaari trip planning app .

Getting from Turku to Mustasaari by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly. August in Mustasaari sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, enjoy some diversion at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, then have fun at Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, and finally admire all the interesting features of Lappi Areena.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Mustasaari to Rovaniemi in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Theme Parks Outdoors
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

1
night
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
On the 19th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, stroll through Ukko-Koli Hill, and then explore the activities along Pielinen.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park day trip planner .

Drive from Rovaniemi to Koli National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. August in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then get your bearings at Riihisaari, and finally appreciate the history behind The Spirit of the fortress. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Linnansaari National Park.

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Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Savonlinna takes 3 hours. August in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Linnansaari National Park
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

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. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): kick back and relax at Santalahti Nature Trail, then head off the coast to Lehman, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Valkmusa National Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kotka trip planner .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Kotka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Kotka can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Valkmusa National Park
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Valkmusa National Park ©
Valkmusa National Park

5
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.
Pack the 26th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Kotka to Helsinki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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