22 days in Finland Itinerary

22 days in Finland Itinerary

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22 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Colombo
Fly + Drive:  17​h
1
Espoo
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Tampere
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
3
Vaasa
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Joensuu
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Colombo

3
nights
Espoo

Espoo ©
Espoo is the second largest city and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Kirkkonummen kirkko, then see the interesting displays at Talomuseo Glims, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get curious at Heureka, then explore the activities along Kaitalampi, and then enjoy some diversion at Leppavaara Swimming Pool.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Espoo trip builder app .

Colombo, Sri Lanka to Espoo is an approximately 17-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Colombo to Espoo is minus 3 hours. While traveling from Colombo, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Espoo, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Espoo

Parks Nature Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Heureka, Kirkkonummen kirkko
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Kaitalampi ©
Kaitalampi
Heureka ©
Heureka

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tampere: Hame Castle (in Hameenlinna) and Yyteri Beach (in Pori). Next up on the itinerary: look and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Nasinneula Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Tampere trip maker site .

You can drive from Espoo to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Tampere are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Yyteri Beach, Haralanharju Tower, Hame Castle
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach

3
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Step out of Vaasa to go to Harma and see Powerpark, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site, snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta, sample the tasty concoctions at Bock’s Corner Brewery, and see the interesting displays at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Vaasa trip itinerary builder tool .

You can take a train from Tampere to Vaasa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Vaasa sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Vaasa

Theme Parks Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Raippaluodon Silta, Powerpark
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Powerpark ©
Powerpark
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

3
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Get out of town with these interesting Joensuu side-trips: Riihisaari (in Savonlinna) and Kerimaki Church (in Kerimaki). And it doesn't end there: hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma, take in nature's colorful creations at Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden, and stop by Taitokortteli.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Joensuu online trip planner .

You can drive from Vaasa to Joensuu in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, daytime highs in Joensuu are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Kerimaki Church, Riihisaari
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Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

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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. When in Kotka, make a side trip to see Repovesi National Park in Kouvola, approximately 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: walk around Sapokka Water Garden, see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, make a trip to Linden Esplanade, and admire the natural beauty at Palotorninvuori Park.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kotka online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Joensuu to Kotka takes 4.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Kotka can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Repovesi National Park
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi 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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, stroll around The Esplanadi Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip site .

You can drive from Kotka to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Vantaa Art Museum
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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