25 days in Finland Itinerary

25 days in Finland Itinerary

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25 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Doha
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 14 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Kouvola
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Doha

14
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Rock Church and The Esplanadi Park. Shop till you drop at Market Square Kauppatori and Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Vantaa (Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto, Jumbo Shopping Center, & more), Hiidenkirnut (in Askola) and Espoo (Nuuksio National Park, Arctic Expedition, & more). Pack the 1st (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Spend the 8th (Thu) exploring nature at Ekenas Archipelago National Park. And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, view the masterpieces at ARTag Gallery, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Helsinki tour itinerary planner.

Doha, Qatar to Helsinki is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Doha to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In July, Helsinki is colder than Doha - with highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Vantaa, Porvoo, Espoo, Ekenas Archipelago National Park, King's Road
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Galleria Ronga will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Vapriikin Museokeskus and Tampere Cathedral. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Visavuori (in Valkeakoski) and Hame Castle (in Haemeenlinna). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and see the interesting displays at Lenin Museum.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Tampere online trip builder .

Traveling by train from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Hame Castle, Visavuori
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Visavuori ©
Visavuori
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Escape the urban bustle at The Archipelago Trail and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Turku Castle and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. And it doesn't end there: get your game on at Moomin World, pause for some serene contemplation at Naantali Church, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku road trip planner .

Take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Naantali
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

3
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. You'll explore and learn at Maritime Centre Vellamo and Lappeenranta Fortress. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sandcastle Lappeenranta and Museum of Aviation. Step out of Kouvola with an excursion to Sibelius Hall in Lahti--about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, get in on the family fun at Tykkimaki Amusement Park, and identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila.

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You can drive from Turku to Kouvola in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. August in Kouvola sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Theme Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Lappeenranta, Kotka, Sibelius Hall, Arboretum Mustila
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Tykkimaki Amusement Park ©
Tykkimaki Amusement Park
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila

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