12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h 15​min
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Kotka
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Tampere
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  4​h
Oulu
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: London

4
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Fortress of Suomenlinna and Ullanlinna are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Pack the 18th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, stop by Marimekko, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Helsinki road trip planning website .

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Helsinki. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kotka.

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Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

1
night
Kotka

Kotka ©
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, and then step off the mainland to explore Lehman.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Kotka trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Helsinki to Kotka by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July in Kotka, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Turku.

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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden

2
nights
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 20th (Fri): have fun at Moomin World, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then explore the world behind art at Waino Aaltonen Museum of Art, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: gain insight at Turku Cathedral, explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku holiday builder website .

You can drive from Kotka to Turku in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Turku are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Pori.

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

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Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Palace of Junnelius, then take in the exciting artwork at Pori Art Museum, then don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Pori trip website .

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Pori are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 23rd (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Vanha Kirkko, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then stroll through Suolijarvi Beach. On the next day, see the sky in a new way at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

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You can drive from Pori to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Tampere are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Oulu.

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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Vanha Kirkko ©
Vanha Kirkko

1
night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 25th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, then view the masterpieces at Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, then appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi, and finally hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli.

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Traveling by train from Tampere to Oulu takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Oulu can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus ©
Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus
Toripolliisi ©
Toripolliisi

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