22 days in Finland Itinerary

22 days in Finland Itinerary

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

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Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Shop till you drop at Kauppahalli and Atelier Gallery Kaikkonen. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, identify plant and animal life at Hupisaaret Park, walk around Ainolan Puisto, and explore the activities along Koitelinkoski.

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

Detroit, USA to Oulu is an approximately 18.5-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 66°F and 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

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

3
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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.
Relax by the water at Riihiniemen Uimaranta and Rauhaniemi Beach. Shop till you drop at Vitikkala Manor and Hameenlinnan Kaupungin Raatihuone. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tampere: Linna Golf & Country Club (in Hameenlinna) and Laukko Manor (in Vesilahti). 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 68°F in August, and nighttime lows around 50°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 · Shopping

Side Trips

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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, then kick 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, then walk around Kirjurinluoto, then don'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 train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in August, and nighttime lows around 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 · Shopping

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

3
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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.
Head to Kauppakeskus Mylly and Galleria Joellafor some retail therapy. Visit Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and Vepsa Island for some beach relaxation. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, view the masterpieces at Turun Taidehalli, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Turku trip itinerary builder tool.

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 up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Turku

Shopping · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

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

4
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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. Visit Beach Mansikkalahti and Lehman for some beach relaxation. For shopping fun, head to Art Centre Salmela or Imatran Kalatalo. Explore Kotka's surroundings by going to Prisma (in Lappeenranta), Woikosken Automuseo (in Mantyharju) and Pihamaa Estate & Winery (in Asikkala). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, steep yourself in history at Stromforsin Ruukki, visit Hamina Old Town, and look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kotka visit planning website.

Drive from Turku to Kotka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in August, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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Lehman ©
Lehman
Art Centre Salmela ©
Art Centre Salmela
Imatran Kalatalo ©
Imatran Kalatalo

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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.
Head to Market Square Kauppatori and Riimikkofor plenty of shopping. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bellevue Beach and Aurinkolahti Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Hirsala Golf (in Kirkkonummi), Inkoon kirkko (in Inkoo) and Hanko Water Tower (in Hanko). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, stroll through The Esplanadi Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and make a trip to Senate Square.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki route tool.

Getting from Kotka to Helsinki by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

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Market Square Kauppatori ©
Market Square Kauppatori
Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Kamppi Shopping Centre ©
Kamppi Shopping Centre

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