20 days in Finland Itinerary

20 days in Finland Itinerary

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Train to Brussels, Fly to Helsinki
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 3 nights
Drive
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Saarijarvi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Palkane
— 3 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 3 nights
Fly to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Drive to Maastricht

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Helsinki

Daughter of the Baltic

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-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 25°C and lows of 15°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 · Outdoors

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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, then see 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, then stroll 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 24°C and lows of 15°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 · Outdoors · Trails
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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 New Valamo Monastery. Take a break from the city and head to Linnansaari National Park and Punkaharju Ridge. Step out of Savonlinna to go to Parikkala and see The Parikkala Sculpture Park, which is approximately 1 hour away. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, and look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Savonlinna online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Savonlinna takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Saarijarvi.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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Saarijarvi

Saarijärvi is a town and municipality of Finland. Do some cultural sightseeing at Finnish Air Force Museum and The Alvar Aalto Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saarijarvi: Jyvaskyla (The Craft Museum of Finland & 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 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Palkane.

Things to do in Saarijarvi

Parks · Museums · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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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 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Palkane

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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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 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°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 · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."

Central Finland travel guide

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Specialty Museums · History Museums · Military Museums
Central Finland is a region in Finland. It borders the regions of Päijät-Häme, Pirkanmaa, Southern Ostrobothnia, Central Ostrobothnia, Northern Ostrobothnia, Pohjois-Savo, and Etelä-Savo.Jyväskylä is the regional centre and by far the largest city in the area.Historical provincesFor history, geography and culture see: Tavastia, Savonia, Ostrobothnia

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Southwest Finland travel guide

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Castles · Sacred & Religious Sites · Specialty Museums
Southwest Finland, also known in English as Finland Proper is the region in south-western Finland that borders the regions of Satakunta and Tavastia Proper. Its capital and biggest city is Turku with 182,000 inhabitants and metro population of 316,000. Turku was also the most important city in Finland from its establishment around the 13th century until the 1840s.The area comprising the southwest is largely the same as the historical province of Finland Proper, so named because it is the original home of the tribe known as the Finns. 5.7% of population of the region speaks Swedish natively.Origin of the nameThe name of Finland Proper has a historical function. In historic times, in the area of the present southern Finland lived three tribes, which were the Finns, the Tavastians and the Karelians. The southwestern part of the country, the province where the Finns lived, was called simply Finland (Finnish: Suomi). In the 17th century the name began to be used to refer to the whole land and a specified name for the lesser Finland was required. The first notes Fennigia specialiter dicta and Fennigia presse dicta were recorded in Latin in the 1650s and the Swedish Finland för sig sielft and Egenteliga Finland later in the 18th century the modern form Egentliga Finland being in official use at the end of the century. The Finnish term Varsinais-Suomi became established only around the 1850s.

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