16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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16 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Akaslompolo
— Few hours
bus + Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Lahti
— 1 night
train:  1​h
7
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Newark

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. On the 25th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Edvinin Taidepuisto Ja Korsukyla, stroll through Hietasaaren uimaranta, and then take in the views from Raippaluodon Silta.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Mustasaari trip itinerary maker site .

Newark, USA to Mustasaari is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Traveling from Newark to Mustasaari, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in August, things will get a bit cooler in Mustasaari: highs are around 66°F and lows about 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Mustasaari

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Vaasa, Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Hietasaaren uimaranta ©
Hietasaaren uimaranta
Raippaluodon Silta ©
Raippaluodon Silta

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hours
Akaslompolo

On the 27th (Mon), look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then get outside with Seven Fells Up.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Mustasaari to Akaslompolo in 9 hours. Another option is to fly. August in Akaslompolo sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife
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Safaris
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You'll explore and learn at Turku Castle and Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum. Popular historic sites such as Turku Cathedral and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova are in your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Kurjenrahka National Park in Poytya (about 56 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, and hike along The Archipelago Trail.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Turku road trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Akaslompolo to Turku takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. When traveling from Akaslompolo in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Turku, with highs around 68°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

Kurjenrahka National Park, Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Puuvilla, see the interesting displays at Villa Mairea, and then stroll through Yyteri Beach.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Pori trip builder site .

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trip

Villa Mairea
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Villa Mairea ©
Villa Mairea
Kauppakeskus Puuvilla ©
Kauppakeskus Puuvilla

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Vanha Kirkko, enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then stroll through Suolijarvi Beach. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Tampere online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Pori to Tampere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Tampere, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Lahti.

Things to do in Tampere

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

1
night
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. On the 3rd (Mon), stroll through Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center, then don't miss a visit to Musical Fountain, and then take a stroll around Sibelius Hall.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Lahti online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Tampere to Lahti in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lahti

#Outdoors, #Winter Sports, #Parks

Side Trip

Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center
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Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall

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.
Get in touch with nature at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. For shopping fun, head to Old Market Hall or Flamingo Entertainment Centre. There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, stop by Marimekko, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by train from Lahti to Helsinki takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Shopping, #Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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