23 days in Finland Itinerary

23 days in Finland Itinerary

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Tampere
— 3 nights
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Turku
— 3 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Koli National Park
— 3 nights
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Kotka
— 3 nights
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Helsinki
— 7 nights

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tampere: Holy Cross Church (in Parola) and Ahvenisto (in Hameenlinna). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, see the interesting displays at Emil Aaltosen Museo, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Tampere trip maker site.

Mumbai, India to Tampere is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from Mumbai to Tampere. When traveling from Mumbai in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Tampere, with highs around 23°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Holy Cross Church ©
Holy Cross Church

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Turku: Automobile Museum (in Uusikaupunki) and Rauma (Old Rauma & Ruokapuoti Lumo). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and let little ones run wild at Adventure Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Turku trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 21 — 24:
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Take a break from Rovaniemi with a short trip to Ranua Zoo in Ranua, about 1 hour away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip itinerary site.

Fly from Turku to Rovaniemi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Turku in August: highs in Rovaniemi hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 24 — 27:
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along Paha-Koli Hill, stroll through Akka-Koli Hill, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, and don't miss a visit to Paateri.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park trip planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Koli National Park by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. In August in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

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Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill

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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. Take a break from Kotka with a short trip to Repovesi National Park in Kouvola, about 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, go for a walk through Linden Esplanade, identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, and take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden.

Plan trip to Kotka with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Kotka takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August in Kotka, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 2:
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth ©
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park

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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 find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Cathedral of Porvoo (in Porvoo) and The Finnish Railway Museum (in Hyvinkaa). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and have some family-friendly fun at Labyrinth Games Room Escape.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary site.

Drive from Kotka to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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