13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

Florence
train + Fly + train:  8​h 30​min
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Mustasaari
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
Lahti
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h
Florence

1
day
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 18th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach.

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Florence, Italy to Tampere is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Florence to Tampere. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Florence in August: high temperatures in Tampere hover around 23°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can take a train to Helsinki.

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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral

3
days
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 a sense of the local culture at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Head to Old Market Hall and Boss Shopfor plenty of shopping. Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Rock Church, look for gifts at Marimekko, stroll through Aurinkolahti Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach.

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You can take a train from Tampere to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Kamppi Chapel of Silence ©
Kamppi Chapel of Silence

2
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 22nd (Wed): browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

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Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Pori.

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

1
day
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 24th (Fri), buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Puuvilla and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Pori trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Pori are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Mustasaari.

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Kauppakeskus Puuvilla ©
Kauppakeskus Puuvilla

1
day
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. On the 25th (Sat), step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

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Explore your travel options from Pori to Mustasaari with the Route module. In August, daily temperatures in Mustasaari can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mustasaari

#Wildlife, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

2
days
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress and then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, then steep yourself in history at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, and finally get your bearings at Riihisaari.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Mustasaari to Savonlinna. In August, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Lahti.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Shopping

Side Trip

Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

1
day
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 28th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Ristinkirkko and then see the interesting displays at Motorcycle Museum of Finland.

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Drive from Savonlinna to Lahti in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. August in Lahti sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

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Motorcycle Museum of Finland ©
Motorcycle Museum of Finland
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Ristinkirkko

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