20 days in Finland Itinerary

20 days in Finland Itinerary

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20 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Jakarta
Fly + Drive:  20​h 45​min
1
Kotka
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
4
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Mustasaari
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
8
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Jakarta

1
night
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. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, kick back and relax at Santalahti Nature Trail, step off the mainland to explore Lehman, then contemplate the long history of Fort Slava, and finally step off the mainland to explore Rankki Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Valkmusa National Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kotka trip maker website .

Jakarta, Indonesia to Kotka is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from West Indonesia Time (WIB) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 5 hours. When traveling from Jakarta in July, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Kotka: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Valkmusa National Park
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Valkmusa National Park ©
Valkmusa National Park

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 4th (Wed): appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, appreciate the history behind The Spirit of the fortress, then steep yourself in history at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, and finally see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Linnansaari National Park.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Savonlinna trip planner .

You can drive from Kotka to Savonlinna in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or 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 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Linnansaari National Park
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

2
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, then examine the collection at Koli Nature Centre Ukko, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli Hill, and finally explore the activities along Pielinen.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Koli National Park day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Koli National Park takes 3 hours. In July in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Koli Nature Centre Ukko
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

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night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): admire all the interesting features of Lappi Areena, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at SantaPark, make a trip to Lordi's Square, and then head outdoors with TravelHouse.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Theme Parks Wildlife
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

1
day
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take some stellar pictures from Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Mustasaari trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Mustasaari takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Pori.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Palace of Junnelius, view the masterpieces at Pori Art Museum, then buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Puuvilla, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, read Pori road trip app .

Traveling by car from Mustasaari to Pori takes 3 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Shopping Beaches Outdoors
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Pori Art Museum ©
Pori Art Museum
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Kauppakeskus Puuvilla ©
Kauppakeskus Puuvilla

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): see the sky in a new way at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Vanha Kirkko, then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, then kick back and relax at Suolijarvi Beach, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip website .

Traveling by car from Pori to Tampere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Tampere sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

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

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nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): browse the collection at Turku City Library, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally have fun at Moomin World. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, and finally admire the natural beauty at Kultaranta Garden.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Turku trip itinerary builder app .

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Naantali
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

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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 18th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, tour the pleasant surroundings at Korkeasaari Zoo, and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki itinerary planner.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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