22 days in Finland Itinerary

22 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Oulu
— 2 nights
2
Tampere
— 3 nights
3
Pori
— 2 nights
4
Turku
— 3 nights
5
Kotka
— 4 nights
6
Helsinki
— 6 nights

2
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Shop till you drop at Kauppahalli and Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Koitelinkoski, walk around Hupisaaret Park, and view the masterpieces at Atelier Gallery Kaikkonen.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Oulu trip itinerary planning tool.

Detroit, USA to Oulu is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Detroit to Oulu due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Detroit in August, expect Oulu to be a bit cooler, temps between °F and °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Nature Outdoors

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.
Relax by the water at Riihiniemen Uimaranta and Rauhaniemi Beach. Shop till you drop at Vitikkala Manor and Laukko Manor. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tampere: Hameenlinna (Linna Golf & Country Club & Hameenlinnan Kaupungin Raatihuone). There's much more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Ronga.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Tampere holiday planner.

You can take a train from Oulu to Tampere in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around °F in August, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, Laukko Manor, Vitikkala 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. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): stop by Ruokapuoti Lumo, thenkick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, and then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, thenwalk around Kirjurinluoto, thendon't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, and finally explore the world behind art at Pori Art Museum.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Pori route planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Pori in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °F in August, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Rauma
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach
Ruokapuoti Lumo ©
Ruokapuoti Lumo

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Head to Kauppakeskus Mylly and Turun Kauppahallifor some retail therapy. Visit Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and Vepsa Island for some beach relaxation. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, shop like a local with Galleria Joella, and view the masterpieces at Photographic Centre Peri.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Turku trip planner.

You can drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Turku can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Turku

Shopping Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Naantali, Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Kauppakeskus Mylly ©
Kauppakeskus Mylly
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island

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. Visit Beach Mansikkalahti and Aijanniemi Beach for some beach relaxation. For shopping fun, head to Art Centre Salmela or Prisma. Explore Kotka's surroundings by going to Pihamaa Estate & Winery (in Asikkala), Imatran Kalatalo (in Imatra) and Woikosken Automuseo (in Mantyharju). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, admire the landmark architecture of Main Building of Military School, stroll through Lehman, and contemplate the long history of Stromforsin Ruukki.

Before you visit Kotka, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Turku to Kotka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Kotka are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Hamina, Mantyharju, Pihamaa Estate & Winery, Prisma, Stromforsin Ruukki
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Lehman ©
Lehman
Art Centre Salmela ©
Art Centre Salmela
Imatran Kalatalo ©
Imatran Kalatalo

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.
Head to Market Square Kauppatori and Kamppi Shopping Centrefor plenty of shopping. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bellevue Beach and Aurinkolahti Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Hanko Water Tower (in Hanko), Riimikko (in Porvoo) and Inkoon kirkko (in Inkoo). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, visit Katajanokka, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Kotka to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °F in August, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Hanko, Hirsala Golf, Riimikko, Inkoon kirkko
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Market Square Kauppatori ©
Market Square Kauppatori
Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach

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