12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Helsinki
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
Turku
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
Rovaniemi
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h 15​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.
Bring the kids along to Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Aurinkolahti Beach. There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), make a splash at The Swimming Stadium, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online trip itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Helsinki. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Turku.

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#Parks, #Theme Parks, #Outdoors
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

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days
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Naantali Church, then have fun at Moomin World, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library. On your second day here, stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Turku route planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Turku, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Fun & Games

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Naantali
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Moomin World ©
Moomin World
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

2
days
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 31st (Tue): see the sky in a new way at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Vanha Kirkko, enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then kick back and relax at Suolijarvi Beach.

Before you visit Tampere, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Pori.

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#Parks, #Theme Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Suolijarvi Beach ©
Suolijarvi Beach
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

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day
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 2nd (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), then buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Puuvilla, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Pori tour planning website .

You can drive from Tampere to Pori in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Mustasaari.

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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Kauppakeskus Puuvilla ©
Kauppakeskus Puuvilla

1
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Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Mustasaari trip maker website .

Drive from Pori to Mustasaari in 3 hours. In August in Mustasaari, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Mustasaari

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 4th (Sat), find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, and then find something for the whole family at SantaPark.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mustasaari to Rovaniemi takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

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#Theme Parks, #Fun & Games
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
SantaPark ©
SantaPark
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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