12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Munich
Fly:  6​h
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
train:  1​h
2
Lahti
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Pori
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
5
Akaslompolo
— Few hours
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Munich

5
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.
Do your shopping at Old Market Hall and Flamingo Entertainment Centre. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Ullanlinna, enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach, browse the different shops at Kamppi Shopping Centre, and stop by Marimekko.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki driving holiday planner.

Munich, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Munich in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Helsinki, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can catch the train to Lahti.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Shopping

Side Trip

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

1
night
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): get your game on at Lahti Minigolf Centre Laune, take a stroll around Sibelius Hall, and then enjoy some diversion at Hohtokeila Lahti.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Lahti day trip planning tool .

Traveling by train from Helsinki to Lahti takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Lahti, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Lahti

#Fun & Games, #Shopping
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Lahti Minigolf Centre Laune ©
Lahti Minigolf Centre Laune
Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall
Hohtokeila Lahti ©
Hohtokeila Lahti

2
nights
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 5th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then kick back and relax at Suolijarvi Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Vanha Kirkko. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Tampere trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Lahti to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Vanha Kirkko ©
Vanha Kirkko

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 7th (Fri), look for gifts at Porin Kauppahalli, then contemplate the long history of Palace of Junnelius, then pause for some serene contemplation at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), and finally stroll through Yyteri Beach.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Pori trip planner.

Drive from Tampere to Pori in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Pori

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

few
hours
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo
To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo travel itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Pori to Akaslompolo with the Route module. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Pori in September; daily highs in Akaslompolo reach 13°C and lows reach 5°C. On the 8th (Sat), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife
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