11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Helsinki
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Pyhtaa
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Hanko
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
Helsinki

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and then brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally take a stroll through Katajanokka.

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If you are flying in from Belgium, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Pyhtaa.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Neighborhoods
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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Pyhtaa

Pyhtaa ©
Pyhtää is a municipality of Finland.OverviewIt is located in the Kymenlaakso region. For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Pyhtaa trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Helsinki to Pyhtaa by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August in Pyhtaa, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hanko.

Things to do in Pyhtaa

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trips

Kotka, Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa
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Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa ©
Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa

2
days
Hanko

Hanko ©
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ekenas Archipelago National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen and then kick back and relax at Bellevue Beach.

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Drive from Pyhtaa to Hanko in 3 hours. In August in Hanko, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Hanko

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches

Side Trip

Raseborg
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Ekenas Archipelago National Park ©
Ekenas Archipelago National Park

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, and finally explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Kurjenrahka National Park, then browse the exhibits of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Turku trip site .

Getting from Hanko to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trip

Kurjenrahka National Park
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): enjoy the sea views from Archipelago National Park.

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Traveling by car from Turku to Kimito Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Kimito Island can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Kimito Island

#Adventure, #Nature, #Parks
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

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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 21st (Tue): examine the collection at Moomin Museum, then see the interesting displays at The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo), then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: try out the rides at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

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Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Tampere takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to catch the train back home.

Things to do in Tampere

#Museums, #Parks, #Childrens Museums

Side Trip

The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo)
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Moomin Museum ©
Moomin Museum

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