22 days in Finland Itinerary

22 days in Finland Itinerary

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22 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Oulu
— 2 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
2
Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Kotka
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Detroit

2
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Head to Kauppahalli and Atelier Gallery Kaikkonenfor plenty of shopping. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, view the masterpieces at Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, contemplate the waterfront views at Koitelinkoski, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Oulu trip planner .

Detroit, USA to Oulu is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from Detroit to Oulu, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, Oulu is a bit cooler than Detroit - with highs of 66°F and lows of 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Koitelinkoski
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Kauppahalli ©
Kauppahalli
Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus ©
Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Head to Vitikkala Manor and Galleria Rongafor some retail therapy. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Riihiniemen Uimaranta and Rauhaniemi Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Tampere: Hameenlinna (Linna Golf & Country Club & Hameenlinnan Kaupungin Raatihuone) and Laukko Manor (in Vesilahti). The adventure continues: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Oulu to Tampere in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Tampere are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, Vitikkala Manor, Laukko Manor
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Spas
Laukko Manor ©
Laukko Manor

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): stop by Ruokapuoti Lumo, then kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, walk around Kirjurinluoto, then don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, and finally shop like a local with Pori Art Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Pori travel planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Pori takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Pori are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Rauma
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Ruokapuoti Lumo ©
Ruokapuoti Lumo
Pori Art Museum ©
Pori Art Museum

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Visit Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and Vepsa Island for some beach relaxation. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Kauppakeskus Mylly and Photographic Centre Peri. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Naantali Old Town, browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Joella, and explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Pori to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Turku

Shopping Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Naantali, Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Kauppakeskus Mylly ©
Kauppakeskus Mylly
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turun Kauppahalli ©
Turun Kauppahalli

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. For shopping fun, head to Art Centre Salmela or Prisma. We've included these beaches for you: Beach Mansikkalahti and Aijanniemi Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Kotka side-trips: Woikosken Automuseo (in Mantyharju), Pihamaa Estate & Winery (in Asikkala) and Imatran Kalatalo (in Imatra). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, kick back and relax at Lehman, go for a walk through Stromforsin ruukki, and admire the striking features of Main Building of Military School.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kotka road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Turku to Kotka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August in Kotka, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Hamina, Mantyharju, Stromforsin ruukki, Prisma, Pihamaa Estate & Winery
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Lehman ©
Lehman
Art Centre Salmela ©
Art Centre Salmela
Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki

6
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Bellevue Beach and Aurinkolahti Beach. Head to Market Square Kauppatori and Riimikkofor some retail therapy. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Hanko Water Tower (in Hanko), Hirsala Golf (in Kirkkonummi) and Inkoon kirkko (in Inkoo). And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, make a trip to Senate Square, explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and buy something for everyone on your list at Kamppi Shopping Centre.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki itinerary site .

Drive from Kotka to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Hanko, Inkoon kirkko, Hirsala Golf, Riimikko
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Market Square Kauppatori ©
Market Square Kauppatori
Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach