20 days in Finland Itinerary

20 days in Finland Itinerary

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20 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Maastricht
train + Fly:  8​h
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Savonlinna
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Saarijarvi
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Palkane
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  17​h 30​min
End: Maastricht

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Rock Church and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Step out of the city life by going to Hietaranta Beach and Nuuksio National Park. Pack the 16th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Maastricht, The Netherlands to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. In July, daytime highs in Helsinki are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Parks Theme Parks

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park

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. Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo, then get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, and then meet the residents at Maretarium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, then let little ones run wild at Katariina Seaside Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Santalahti Nature Trail.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Kotka tour itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Kotka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Kotka are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Museums Trails
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo

3
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Olavinlinna Castle and Savonlinna Cathedral. Get out of town with these interesting Savonlinna side-trips: Linnansaari National Park (in Rantasalmi), Punkaharju Ridge (in Punkaharju) and New Valamo Monastery (in Heinavesi). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, read Savonlinna trip planning site .

Getting from Kotka to Savonlinna by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Saarijarvi.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Punkaharju, Kerimaki Church, Linnansaari National Park, The Parikkala Sculpture Park, New Valamo Monastery
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

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nights
Saarijarvi

Saarijarvi ©
Saarijärvi is a town and municipality of Finland. Visiting Pyha-Hakki National Park and Ahtari Zoo will get you outdoors. Explore Saarijarvi's surroundings by going to Jyvaskyla (Finnish Air Force Museum, The Alvar Aalto Museum, & more).

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Saarijarvi itinerary maker website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Savonlinna to Saarijarvi. July in Saarijarvi sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Palkane.

Things to do in Saarijarvi

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Jyvaskyla, Ahtari Zoo
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Ahtari Zoo ©
Ahtari Zoo
Pyha-Hakki National Park ©
Pyha-Hakki National Park
Finnish Air Force Museum ©
Finnish Air Force Museum

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Palkane

Palkane ©
Pälkäne is a municipality of Finland.Pälkäne is in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Pirkanmaa region. On the 27th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Evo Hiking Area and then explore the historical opulence of Hame Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Aulanko and then see the interesting displays at Museo Militaria.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Palkane online travel route planner .

Explore your travel options from Saarijarvi to Palkane with the Route module. July in Palkane sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Palkane

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Haemeenlinna
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Aulanko ©
Aulanko
Hame Castle ©
Hame Castle
Museo Militaria ©
Museo Militaria

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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.
You'll get in some beach time at Vepsa Island and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Kids will appreciate attractions like Moomin World and Kurjenrahka National Park. The adventure continues: browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Joella, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and steep yourself in history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Turku trip itinerary maker site .

Explore your travel options from Palkane to Turku with the Route module. July in Turku sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Kuusisto Manor, Moomin World, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park

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