23 days in Finland Itinerary

23 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Kathmandu
Fly + Drive:  14 h 45 min
1
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
3
Sotkamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
8
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  12 h 15 min
End: Kathmandu

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. Step off the beaten path and head to Lehman and Salpa Line Museum. Stromforsin Ruukki and Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki) and Marian Kirkko (in Hamina). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, stroll around Riverside Park, and stroll through Santalahti Nature Trail.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kotka vacation site.

Kathmandu, Nepal to Kotka is an approximately 15.5- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Nepal Time (NPT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 3.8 hours. Traveling from Kathmandu in October, things will get colder in Kotka: highs are around 8°C and lows about 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Arboretum Mustila, Stromforsin Ruukki, Salpa Line Museum, Marian Kirkko, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Stromforsin Ruukki ©
Stromforsin Ruukki

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Savonlinna trip app.

You can drive from Kotka to Savonlinna in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

2
nights
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): stroll through Hiukka and then kick back and relax at Venajanhiekka. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Sotkamo trip planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Sotkamo in 4.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Sotkamo can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Rautavaara
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Explore hidden gems such as Vapriikin Museokeskus and Riihiniemen Uimaranta. Step out of Tampere to go to Ylojarvi and see Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto, which is approximately 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Tampere online visit planner.

Getting from Sotkamo to Tampere by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In October, daytime highs in Tampere are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 20th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Villa Mairea, then stroll through Herrainpaivat Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Rosenlew Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Old Town Hall Museum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Pori trip planning app.

Getting from Tampere to Pori by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Rauma, Villa Mairea
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Villa Mairea ©
Villa Mairea

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Relax by the water at Bellevue Beach and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Step off the beaten path and head to Turku Castle and Louhisaari Manor. Change things up with these side-trips from Turku: Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya) and Korpo Church (in Korpo). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral and kick back and relax at Vepsa Island.

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Getting from Pori to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. October in Turku sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kurjenrahka National Park, Bellevue Beach, Louhisaari Manor, Korpo Church
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Louhisaari Manor ©
Louhisaari Manor

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 25th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Archipelago National Park. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Soderlangvik Gard and then look for all kinds of wild species at Oro.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kimito Island trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Turku to Kimito Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro
Soderlangvik Gard
Soderlangvik Gard

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Visit Aurlahti Beach and Aurinkolahti Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Paavolan Tammi (in Lohjan Island) and Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen (in Raseborg). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Mannerheim Museum, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Helsinki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In October in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Paavolan Tammi, Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen, Aurlahti Beach
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

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