27 days in Finland Itinerary

27 days in Finland Itinerary

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27 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Groningen
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h
3
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Tampere
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Harma
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
6
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Kotka
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Groningen

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kids will enjoy Bellevue Beach and Vaski Adventure Island. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turku: Tulliniemi Nature Path (in Hanko) and Korpo Church (in Korpo). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, don't miss a visit to Naantali Old Town, browse the collection at Turku City Library, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Naantali Church.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Turku trip itinerary app .

Groningen, Holland to Turku is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Groningen to Turku. In July, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Naantali, Hanko, Korpo Church
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Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Moomin World ©
Moomin World
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle

3
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Aland Maritime Museum and Kastelholm Castle. Change things up with these side-trips from Mariehamn: Eckero (Leklandet & Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, make a trip to The Maritime Quarter, head off the coast to Kobba Klintar, and step into the grandiose world of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Mariehamn driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Pori.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Fun & Games Parks

Side Trips

Eckero, Kastelholm Castle, Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
The Aland Island Art Museum ©
The Aland Island Art Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): stop by Ruokapuoti Lumo, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, then don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Rosenlew Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kirjurinluoto, and finally get your game on at Space Bowling & Billiards.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Pori trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Mariehamn to Pori takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Rauma
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Kirjurinluoto ©
Kirjurinluoto

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kids will enjoy Ahvenisto Activity Park and Sarkanniemi Theme Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower and Riihiniemen Uimaranta. Go for a jaunt from Tampere to Haemeenlinna to see Birthplace of Jean Sibelius about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vanha Kirkko, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere road trip planner .

You can drive from Pori to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Tampere, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Harma.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Hameenlinna
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Ahvenisto ©
Ahvenisto

1
night
Harma

Harma ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): get in on the family fun at Powerpark.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Harma online route maker .

Traveling by car from Tampere to Harma takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. On the 7th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Harma

Theme Parks
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Powerpark ©
Powerpark

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Step off the beaten path and head to Olavinlinna Castle and Linnansaari National Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Savonlinna: Kolovesi National Park (in Enonkoski), Kummakivi Boulder (in Ruokolahti) and Imatra Waterfall (in Imatra).

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip itinerary maker website .

Drive from Harma to Savonlinna in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Imatra Waterfall, Linnansaari National Park, Kummakivi Boulder, Kolovesi National Park
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kolovesi National Park ©
Kolovesi National Park

4
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 Sapokka Water Garden and Santalahti Nature Trail. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kotka: Lappeenranta (Lappeenranta Fortress & Wolkoff House Museum). Spend the 12th (Mon) exploring nature at Valkmusa National Park. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, steep yourself in history at Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, kick back and relax at Beach Mansikkalahti, and head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kotka trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Kotka in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. August in Kotka sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Lappeenranta, Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, Valkmusa National Park
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Hakaniemi Market. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Heureka, the Finnish Science Centre (in Vantaa) and Porvoo (Porvoo Old Town & Brunberg Candy Factory Shop). There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

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Getting from Kotka to Helsinki by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Porvoo, Heureka
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Heureka ©
Heureka
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park

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