11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Geneva
Fly:  6​h
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
Turku
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Tampere
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  7​h
Geneva

5
days
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.
Pack the 7th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Helsinki holiday maker tool .

Geneva, Switzerland to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Geneva to Helsinki is 1 hour. When traveling from Geneva in July, plan for little chillier days in Helsinki, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Mustasaari.

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#Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
day
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Mustasaari tour planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Helsinki to Mustasaari. In July in Mustasaari, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mustasaari

#Wildlife, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

2
days
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 12th (Thu), enjoy some diversion at Moomin World, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library. Here are some ideas for day two: get a new perspective on nature at Turku Biological Museum, examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then explore the world behind art at Ett Hem Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Turku vacation planner .

You can drive from Mustasaari to Turku in 5 hours. Another option is to fly. In July in Turku, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Fun & Games

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Moomin World ©
Moomin World

2
days
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 14th (Sat): laugh and play at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Vanha Kirkko, tour the pleasant surroundings at Suolijarvi Beach, and then take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see reviews and other tourist information, read our Tampere online driving holiday planner .

You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Tampere are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

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#Parks, #Museums, #Childrens Museums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Suolijarvi Beach ©
Suolijarvi Beach

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