13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

Munich
Fly:  6​h
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Pori
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Ahtari
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Tampere
— 1 night
train + Fly:  6​h 45​min
Munich

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.
You'll explore and learn at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Fortress of Suomenlinna. Get in touch with nature at Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Korkeasaari Zoo. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Finland, and pause for some photo ops at Sibelius Monument.

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

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 to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Munich in August: highs in Helsinki hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

2
days
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): enjoy the sea views from Archipelago National Park. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Oro.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kimito Island tour itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Helsinki to Kimito Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Kimito Island can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro

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 25th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): hike along The Archipelago Trail and then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Turku travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Pori.

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

2
days
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 27th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, then get engrossed in the history at The Old Town Hall Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), take an in-depth tour of Rosenlew Museum, then examine the collection at Villa Mairea, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Herrainpaivat Beach.

For other places to visit and tourist information, read our Pori journey planner .

Drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Ahtari.

Things to do in Pori

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trips

Rauma, Villa Mairea
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

2
days
Ahtari

Ahtari ©
Ähtäri is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the Southern Ostrobothnia region. On the 29th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Keuruu and then get outside with Marttinen. Here are some ideas for day two: meet the residents at Ahtari Zoo and then pause for some serene contemplation at Old Church of Keuruu.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Ahtari trip planning website .

You can drive from Pori to Ahtari in 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Ahtari

#Outdoors, #Zoos & Aquariums, #Parks

Side Trips

Keuruu, Marttinen
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Ahtari Zoo ©
Ahtari Zoo
Church of Keuruu ©
Church of Keuruu

1
day
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 (Fri): 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 other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Tampere day trip site .

You can drive from Ahtari to Tampere in 2.5 hours. In August in Tampere, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral

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