21 days in Finland Itinerary

21 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Jerusalem
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10 h 45 min
1
Kotka
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Tampere
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Rauma
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Turku
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Aland Island
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  3 h
6
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly + Train:  8 h 45 min
End: Jerusalem

4
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. Discover out-of-the-way places like Hiidenvuori and Bunker Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Salpa Line Museum and Marian Kirkko. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kotka: Salpa Line Hiking Trail (in Virolahti) and Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, stop by Linden Esplanade, walk around Riverside Park, and hike along Santalahti Nature Trail.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kotka trip maker site.

Jerusalem, Israel to Kotka is an approximately 10- hour combination of car and flight. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Jerusalem in August, with highs in Kotka at 23°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Virolahti, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Hiidenvuori, Salpa Line Museum, Marian Kirkko
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Step off the beaten path and head to Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Hatanpaa Arboretum. Vapriikin Museokeskus and Mediamuseo Rupriikki will appeal to museum buffs. Take a break from Tampere with a short trip to Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto in Ylojarvi, about 1 hour away. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, look for gifts at Tallipihan Suklaapuoti, see a show at Tampere Hall, and take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

Make your Tampere itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from Kotka to Tampere in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto, Ideapark
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

3
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Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, then look for gifts at Ruokapuoti Lumo, then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko). On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, then take an in-depth tour of The Old Town Hall Museum, then examine the collection at Automobile Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Rauma online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Tampere to Rauma in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Rauma

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Pori, Automobile Museum
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. Explore hidden gems such as Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo and Kurjenrahka National Park. Take a break from Turku with a short trip to Teijo National Park in Pernio, about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Turku trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Rauma to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Aland Island.

Things to do in Turku

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trips

Kurjenrahka National Park, Teijo National Park
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Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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Aland Island

Aland Island ©
There are many things that distinguish the autonomous Aland Islands from the rest of Finland, including the fact that they have their own parliament, issue their own stamps, and speak Swedish as the official language.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): contemplate the long history of The Maritime Quarter, head off the coast to Kobba Klintar, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, then see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, then steep yourself in history at Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, and finally contemplate the long history of Bomarsund.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Aland Island trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and car from Turku to Aland Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of ferry and car. In August, daytime highs in Aland Island are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Aland Island

Museums Historic Sites Nature
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Hakaniemi Market. Appreciate the collections at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The National Museum of Finland. Pack the 20th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, browse the range of quality goods at Stockmann Department Store, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and shop like a local with Market Square Kauppatori.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki itinerary planning website.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Aland Island to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna