Route & dates
Southern Finland— 8 nights
Home to some of Finland's most vibrant cities, Southern Finland brims with cultural and architectural tourist attractions, plus a quirky and lively nightlife scene.Hame Castle and Castle Hill will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cathedral of Porvoo and Kotka Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Southern Finland: Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala), Tuusula (Lotta Museum & Tuusula Church) and Kotka (Sibelius Park, Santalahti Nature Trail, &more). Spend the 15th (Wed) exploring nature at Repovesi National Park. Spend the 12th (Sun) exploring nature at Valkmusa National Park. The adventure continues: take a memorable drive along King's Road, take a stroll through Hamina Old Town, admire the striking features of Hamina Town Hall, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Church.
For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Southern Finland trip planner.
If you are flying in from Italy, the closest major aiports are Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Tampere-Pirkkala Airport and Turku Airport. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.
Things to do in Southern Finland
Hamina, Kotka, Porvoo, Tuusula, Hameenlinna
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