23 days in Finland Itinerary

23 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kotka
— 2 nights
2
Helsinki
— 11 nights
3
Tampere
— 3 nights
4
Pori
— 3 nights
5
Savonlinna
— 3 nights

2
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. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): head off the coast to Haapasaari Island and then buy something for everyone on your list at Shopping Center Veturi. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Aijanniemi Beach, thentake a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, and finally wander the streets of Hamina Old Town.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kotka holiday maker tool.

Helsinki to Kotka is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kouvola, Hamina Old Town
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Haapasaari Island ©
Haapasaari Island
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
Shopping Center Veturi ©
Shopping Center Veturi

11
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Hakaniemi Market. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Temppeliaukio Church and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Hanko (Bellevue Beach & Tulliniemi Nature Path), Stromforsin Ruukki (in Ruotsinpyhtaa) and Teijo National Park (in Pernio). Spend the 12th (Sun) exploring nature at Ekenas Archipelago National Park. Spend the 16th (Thu) exploring nature at Nuuksio National Park. There's still lots to do: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Valkmusa National Park, and look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip builder.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Helsinki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kotka, Hanko, Nuuksio National Park, Porvoo Old Town, Ekenas Archipelago National Park
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

3
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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, brush up on your military savvy at The Parola Armour Museum, thenstop by Ideapark, and finally see the interesting displays at Moomin Museum. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church, thenexamine the collection at Museo Militaria, and then identify plant and animal life at Evo Hiking Area.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Tampere trip planner.

Drive from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, Ideapark, The Parola Armour Museum
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Evo Hiking Area ©
Evo Hiking Area
The Parola Armour Museum ©
The Parola Armour Museum

3
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 20th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Herrainpaivat Beach, learn about all things military at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, thenexamine the collection at Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, thenstop by Ruokapuoti Lumo, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma.

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

Traveling by car from Tampere to Pori takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. You'll set off for Savonlinna on the 23rd (Thu).

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Rauma
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 23rd (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Linnansaari National Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Savonlinna tour planner.

You can drive from Pori to Savonlinna in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lammassaari Island, Siikalahti Wetland, Linnansaari National Park, Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

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