21 days in Finland Itinerary

21 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Seattle
Fly + Drive:  17 h 15 min
1
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
2
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Rantasalmi
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
4
Mustasaari
— 1 day
Drive:  4 h
5
Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Turku
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
7
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  15 h
End: Seattle

2
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 Stromforsin Ruukki in Ruotsinpyhtaa, approximately Ruotsinpyhtaa away. Spend the 6th (Fri) exploring nature at Valkmusa National Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, stroll through Santalahti Nature Trail, and step off the mainland to explore Lehman.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kotka planner.

Seattle, USA to Kotka is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 10 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Seattle in July; daily highs in Kotka reach 70°F and lows reach 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Valkmusa National Park, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Stromforsin Ruukki
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Valkmusa National Park ©
Valkmusa National Park
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail

2
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Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, examine the collection at Kouvola Tube Radio Museum, see the interesting displays at Kouvola City Museum, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Pyhan Ristin kirkko, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Main Church.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kouvola road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Kouvola takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in July, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Rantasalmi.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
Kouvola Tube Radio Museum ©
Kouvola Tube Radio Museum

2
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Rantasalmi

Rantasalmi ©
Rantasalmi is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Southern Savonia region. Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, pause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress, appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, thenexplore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Linnansaari National Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rantasalmi trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Kouvola to Rantasalmi in 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Rantasalmi are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Rantasalmi

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Savonlinna
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

1
day
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. On the 12th (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Mustasaari trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rantasalmi to Mustasaari takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Mustasaari can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Step out of Tampere to go to Parola and see Holy Cross Church, which is approximately 1 hour away. Pack the 13th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's much more to do: walk around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, see the interesting displays at Spy Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Aleksanterin Kirkko, and stroll through Suolijarvi Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Tampere online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Mustasaari to Tampere by car takes about 4 hours. July in Tampere sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Holy Cross Church
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Holy Cross Church ©
Holy Cross Church
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Venture out of the city with trips to Rauma (The Church of the Holy Cross & Old Rauma) and Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, admire the masterpieces at Waino Aaltonen Museum of Art, and pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Turku tour planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Turku sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Naantali, Rauma, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

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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 21st (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

The Finnish Museum of Horology
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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