23 days in Finland Itinerary

23 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Turku
— 3 nights
2
Tampere
— 3 nights
3
Mikkeli
— 3 nights
4
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
5
Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
6
Kotka
— 3 nights
7
Helsinki
— 5 nights

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, get engrossed in the history at Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Turku online holiday planner.

Berlin, Germany to Turku is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Venture out of the city with trips to Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art (in Mantta-Vilppula) and Kallenaution Kievari (in Juupajoki). Pack the 4th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, examine the collection at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Tampere day trip planner.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Tampere are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art, Kallenaution Kievari
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art ©
Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

3
nights
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Venture out of the city with trips to Puumala (Viewing Platform in Puumala & Puumalansalmen silta ja nakoalahissi), Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola) and Savonlinna (Savonlinna Provincial Museum & Olavinlinna Castle). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Communications Centre Lokki, see the interesting displays at Infantry Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Mikkeli Rural Parish Church, and make a trip to Naisvuori Observation Tower.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Mikkeli travel route site.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Mikkeli takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Puumala, Savonlinna, Repovesi National Park
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Communications Centre Lokki
Communications Centre Lokki

3
nights
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, take in the pleasant sights at Rylays Hill, make a trip to Paateri, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Herajarvi Hiking Trail.

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You can drive from Mikkeli to Koli National Park in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Koli Nature Centre Ukko
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

2
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): admire the engineering at Imatrankoski, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tainionkosken Church, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Ruokolahden Kirkko, thendon't miss a visit to Ruokolahden Kellotapuli, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Kummakivi Boulder. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ristikankaan kappeli, pause for some serene contemplation at Lappeenrannan kirkko, don't miss a visit to Sandcastle Lappeenranta, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, thenexplore the world behind art at Lappeenrannan taidemuseo, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Lappeenranta trip planner.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Lappeenranta in 4 hours. In August, daytime highs in Lappeenranta are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Imatra, Ruokolahti
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Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Tainionkosken Church ©
Tainionkosken Church
Ruokolahden Kirkko ©
Ruokolahden Kirkko

3
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. Change things up with these side-trips from Kotka: Kouvola (Model Railroad Museum Kouvola, World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill, &more) and Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, stroll around Riverside Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, and take in the awesome beauty at Kokkovuori (Bonfire Mountain).

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kotka trip planner.

Getting from Lappeenranta to Kotka by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Kouvola, Kokkovuori (Bonfire Mountain), Salpa Line Museum
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Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth ©
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum

5
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.
Pack the 21st (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, walk around The Esplanadi Park, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki online road trip planner.

Getting from Kotka to Helsinki by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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