15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Bristol
Fly:  8​h 30​min
Jarvenpaa
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
Porvoo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
Naantali
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Espoo
— 2 nights
bus:  30​min
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
Bristol

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Jarvenpaa

Jarvenpaa ©
Järvenpää is a town and municipality of Finland.HistoryJärvenpää was separated from its parent community Tuusula in 1951. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Jarvenpaan ortodoksinen kirkko, identify plant and animal life at Lemmenlaakson luonnonsuojelualue, steep yourself in history at Aleksis Kivi Memorial Cottage, then contemplate the long history of Ahola, then pause for some serene contemplation at Jarvenpaan kirkko, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jarvenpaan moskeija.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Jarvenpaa trip builder .

Bristol, UK to Jarvenpaa is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Bristol to Jarvenpaa due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Jarvenpaa can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Porvoo.

Things to do in Jarvenpaa

#Historic Sites, #Wildlife, #Museums

Side Trip

Aleksis Kivi Memorial Cottage
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Jarvenpaan ortodoksinen kirkko ©
Jarvenpaan ortodoksinen kirkko
Ahola ©
Ahola
Jarvenpaan kirkko ©
Jarvenpaan kirkko

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days
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): take a stroll through Stromforsin ruukki, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, and finally don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: experience rural life at Bosgard Organic Farm, steep yourself in history at Ungern and Rosen Fortresses, and then hit the slopes at Kokonniemi.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Porvoo sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Jarvenpaa to Porvoo takes an hour. In July in Porvoo, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Porvoo

#Outdoors, #Historic Sites, #Winter Sports

Side Trips

Ruotsinpyhtaa, Ungern and Rosen Fortresses, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry ©
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry

2
days
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 1st (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Kurjenrahka National Park, then take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, and then browse the collection at Turku City Library. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, explore the galleries of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Turku trip planner .

Drive from Porvoo to Turku in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Naantali.

Things to do in Turku

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trip

Kurjenrahka National Park
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

1
day
Naantali

Naantali ©
Naantali is a town in south-western Finland, known as one of the most important tourist centres of the country. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kultaranta Garden, don't miss a visit to Naantali Old Town, then pause for some serene contemplation at Naantali Church, and finally enjoy some diversion at Moomin World.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Naantali day trip planning website .

Naantali is just a short distance from Turku. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Espoo.

Things to do in Naantali

#Neighborhoods, #Fun & Games, #Historic Sites
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Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town
Moomin World ©
Moomin World
Kultaranta Garden ©
Kultaranta Garden

2
days
Espoo

Espoo ©
Espoo is the second largest city and municipality in Finland. On the 4th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Nuuksio National Park. On your second day here, make a splash at Serena Water Park.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Espoo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Naantali to Espoo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Helsinki.

Things to do in Espoo

#Nature, #Tours, #Wildlife
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Serena Water Park ©
Serena Water Park

6
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Linnanmaki Amusement Park and The Swimming Stadium. Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Esplanadi Park, make a trip to Senate Square, and kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Helsinki online trip planner .

Helsinki is very close to Espoo. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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