22 days in Finland Itinerary

22 days in Finland Itinerary

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22 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Seoul
Fly:  13​h
Helsinki
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Tampere
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  4​h 15​min
Oulu
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
Sotkamo
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
Ruotsinpyhtaa
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Seoul

7
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 a sense of the local culture at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Relax by the water at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Pack the 19th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and wander the streets of Ullanlinna.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip maker website .

Seoul, South Korea to Helsinki is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone changes from Korea Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Seoul in August: highs in Helsinki hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Theme Parks, #Museums

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and Vepsa Island. There's much more to do: enjoy some diversion at Moomin World, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, take in nature's colorful creations at Kultaranta Garden, and contemplate the long history of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

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Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

#Parks, #Museums, #Beaches

Side Trip

Naantali
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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. On the 24th (Fri), stop by Porin Kauppahalli, pause for some serene contemplation at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), then don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, and finally stroll through Yyteri Beach.

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Traveling by car from Turku to Pori takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Tampere.

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#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum
Porin Kauppahalli ©
Porin Kauppahalli

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Hiekka Art Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Tampere with an excursion to Skiing Centre Juupavaara in Juupajoki--about 1h 05 min away. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, admire the landmark architecture of Aleksanterin Kirkko, head off the coast to Viikinsaari Island, and don't miss a visit to Tulenkantajat Literature Center & Bookstore.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Tampere vacation website .

Drive from Pori to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Museums, #Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Skiing Centre Juupavaara
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hiekka Art Museum ©
Hiekka Art Museum

1
night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 29th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Nallikari Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oulu Cathedral, then view the masterpieces at Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Kauppahalli, and finally appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Oulu driving holiday app .

Do a combination of train and flight from Tampere to Oulu in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. August in Oulu sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Oulu

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Oulu Cathedral ©
Oulu Cathedral
Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus ©
Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus

2
nights
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Jyrkkakosken Ruukki and then kick back and relax at Venajanhiekka. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Kajaani Castle ruins and then kick back and relax at Hiukka.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Sotkamo trip site .

Traveling by car from Oulu to Sotkamo takes 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Ruotsinpyhtaa.

Things to do in Sotkamo

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Venajanhiekka, Jyrkkakosken Ruukki, Kajaani Castle ruins
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Hiukka ©
Hiukka
Jyrkkakosken Ruukki ©
Jyrkkakosken Ruukki

2
nights
Ruotsinpyhtaa

Ruotsinpyhtaa ©
Ruotsinpyhtää is a former municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, and then admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Ruotsinpyhtaa vacation planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sotkamo to Ruotsinpyhtaa. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Ruotsinpyhtaa

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Beaches

Side Trips

Kotka, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry ©
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry