12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly:  19​h 30​min
Mustasaari
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Turku
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Lahti
— 1 night
train:  1​h
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Montreal

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Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Mustasaari attractions website .

Montreal, Canada to Mustasaari is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Traveling from Montreal to Mustasaari, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, Mustasaari is a bit cooler than Montreal - with highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) 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. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Palace of Junnelius, explore the world behind art at Pori Art Museum, then make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, and finally kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Pori online route maker .

Traveling by car from Mustasaari to Pori takes 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

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

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nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. You'll get in some beach time at Vepsa Island and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. When in Turku, make a side trip to see Kurjenrahka National Park in Poytya, approximately 58 minutes away. There's still lots to do: browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly, delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and browse the collection at Turku City Library.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Turku trip tool .

Traveling by car from Pori to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Turku, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Kurjenrahka National Park, Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): head off the coast to Viikinsaari Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Tampere trip itinerary builder tool .

Take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In September, daytime highs in Tampere are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lahti.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Viikinsaari Island ©
Viikinsaari Island
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©

1
night
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take a stroll around Sibelius Hall, admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain, and then have fun at Hohtokeila Lahti.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Lahti route planning tool .

Getting from Tampere to Lahti by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September in Lahti, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lahti

#Shopping, #Fun & Games
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Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall
Hohtokeila Lahti ©
Hohtokeila Lahti

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Aurinkolahti Beach and Korkeasaari Zoo. Get a sense of the local culture at Rock Church and Ullanlinna. There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, stop by Marimekko, buy something for everyone on your list at Flamingo Entertainment Centre, and shop like a local with Old Market Hall.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Helsinki journey builder .

Traveling by train from Lahti to Helsinki takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Helsinki are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Shopping, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Flamingo Entertainment Centre
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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