11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Stuttgart
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Sotkamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Mustasaari
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Turku
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Tampere
— 1 night
train + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Stuttgart

3
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.
Visiting Aurinkolahti Beach and Korkeasaari Zoo will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, don't miss a visit to Hakaniemi Market, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rock Church, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary tool .

Stuttgart, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Stuttgart in July: highs in Helsinki hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Outdoors
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Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

2
nights
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. On the 12th (Fri), kick back and relax at Hiukka and then stroll through Venajanhiekka. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hiidenportti National Park.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Sotkamo online tour planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Helsinki to Sotkamo. In July, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Sotkamo

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches

Side Trip

Venajanhiekka
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Hiukka ©
Hiukka
Hiidenportti National Park ©
Hiidenportti National Park

few
hours
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. On the 14th (Sun), head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Mustasaari trip builder .

Traveling by car from Sotkamo to Mustasaari takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July in Mustasaari, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Pori.

Things to do in Mustasaari

#Nature, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 15th (Mon), stop by Porin Kauppahalli, then admire the masterpieces at Pori Art Museum, then make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Pori vacation maker app .

Traveling by car from Mustasaari to Pori takes 3 hours. In July in Pori, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum
Porin Kauppahalli ©
Porin Kauppahalli

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 16th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then kick back and relax at Vepsa Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then explore the striking landscape of Kurjenrahka National Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Turku trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Pori to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trip

Kurjenrahka National Park
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
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 18th (Thu): stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, then step off the mainland to explore Viikinsaari Island, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Ortodoxa San Alexander Nevski y San Nicolas.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Tampere trip tool .

You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In July, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Viikinsaari Island ©
Viikinsaari Island

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