21 days in Finland Itinerary

21 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 14 nights
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Turku
— 1 night
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Tampere
— 2 nights
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Kotka
— 1 night

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Helsinki

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Espoo (Nuuksio National Park & Kaitalampi), Porvoo (The Devil's Stairs, Cathedral of Porvoo, &more) and Vantaa (Kuusijarvi & Heureka). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, get lost in a book at Oodi Central Library, and walk around Kaivopuisto.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki tour itinerary tool.

Seattle, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Seattle in July; daily highs in Helsinki reach 71°F and lows reach 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): make a trip to Kultaranta Garden, hike along The Archipelago Trail, pedal to the sights with Bike Rental - by Carfield, then stroll around Kupittaa Park, and finally see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, use the Turku itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

Side Trip

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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Kupittaa Park ©
Kupittaa Park

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Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 28th (Tue), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, then pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church, and then examine the collection at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo), then examine the collection at National Police Museum, then head off the coast to Viikinsaari Island, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Tampere travel route builder website.

Getting from Turku to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in July, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas ©
The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas

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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. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from Haukkavuori Lookout Tower, see the interesting displays at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Maretarium, then take in nature's colorful creations at Sibelius Park, and finally admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kotka trip planner.

Drive from Tampere to Kotka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Kotka sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 29 — 30:
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Sibelius Park ©
Sibelius Park
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum

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