20 days in Finland Itinerary

20 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
2
Kotka
— 3 nights
3
Savonlinna
— 3 nights
4
Saarijarvi
— 3 nights
5
Palkane
— 3 nights
6
Turku
— 3 nights

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.
Visit Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church for their historical value. Step out of the city life by going to Nuuksio National Park and Hietaranta Beach. Pack the 16th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online trip itinerary planner.

Maastricht, The Netherlands to Helsinki is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trip

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

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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): see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, thensee the interesting displays at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Maretarium. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, thenstroll around Katariina Seaside Park, and then hike along Santalahti Nature Trail.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kotka trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Kotka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Kotka sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. 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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Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Get a sense of the local culture at Olavinlinna Castle and Kerimaki Church. Take a break from the city and head to Linnansaari National Park and Punkaharju Ridge. Explore Savonlinna's surroundings by going to New Valamo Monastery (in Heinavesi) and The Parikkala Sculpture Park (in Parikkala). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral, appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, and stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Savonlinna tour itinerary maker.

You can drive from Kotka to Savonlinna in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish 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, New Valamo Monastery, Linnansaari National Park, The Parikkala Sculpture Park, Kerimaki Church
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

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nights
Saarijarvi

Saarijarvi ©
Saarijärvi is a town and municipality of Finland. Do some cultural sightseeing at Finnish Air Force Museum and The Craft Museum of Finland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saarijarvi: Jyvaskyla (The Alvar Aalto Museum & Natural History Museum of Central Finland) and Ahtari Zoo (in Ahtari). Spend the 26th (Fri) exploring nature at Pyha-Hakki National Park.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Saarijarvi trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Saarijarvi takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to 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), identify plant and animal life at Evo Hiking Area and then explore the historical opulence of Hame Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Aulanko and then see the interesting displays at Museo Militaria.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Palkane trip planner.

Traveling by car from Saarijarvi to Palkane takes 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Palkane

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Hameenlinna
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Evo Hiking Area ©
Evo Hiking Area
Museo Militaria ©
Museo Militaria
Hame Castle ©
Hame Castle

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and Vepsa Island. Step out of Turku with an excursion to Kurjenrahka National Park in Poytya--about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: get your game on at Moomin World, view the masterpieces at Galleria Joella, admire the landmark architecture of Kuusisto Manor, and take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Turku online trip builder.

You can drive from Palkane to Turku in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. On the 1st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

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

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