11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Uusikaupunki
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Lahti
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Helsinki
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Helsinki

— 2 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online trip itinerary builder.

Brussels, Belgium to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll travel to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 23:

Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhan Marttyyrikeisarinna Aleksandran Kirkko, deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, and examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Turku tour builder.

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Uusikaupunki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 23 — 25:

Uusikaupunki

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): examine the collection at Bonk Museum and then see the interesting displays at Automobile Museum. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Uusikaupunki Old Church.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Uusikaupunki trip website.

Traveling by car from Turku to Uusikaupunki takes 1.5 hours. In August in Uusikaupunki, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. On the 27th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 27:

Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Tampere holiday builder.

Getting from Uusikaupunki to Tampere by car takes about 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Tampere are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Lahti.

Things to do in Tampere

Childrens Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 27 — 29:

Lahti

— 2 nights
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): examine the collection at Lahti Ski Museum and then see the interesting displays at Suomen Lasimuseo (The Finnish Glass Museum). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): take a leisurely stroll along Vesijärvi harbor and then pause for some serene contemplation at Ristinkirkko.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Lahti online holiday maker.

You can drive from Tampere to Lahti in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August in Lahti, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. You'll set off for Helsinki on the 31st (Tue).

Things to do in Lahti

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 29 — 31:

Helsinki

Daughter of the Baltic

Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki tour planner.

Getting from Lahti to Helsinki by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 1:

Finland travel guide

4.2
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."

Southwest Finland travel guide

4.1
Castles · Sacred & Religious Sites · Specialty Museums
Southwest Finland, also known in English as Finland Proper is the region in south-western Finland that borders the regions of Satakunta and Tavastia Proper. Its capital and biggest city is Turku with 182,000 inhabitants and metro population of 316,000. Turku was also the most important city in Finland from its establishment around the 13th century until the 1840s.The area comprising the southwest is largely the same as the historical province of Finland Proper, so named because it is the original home of the tribe known as the Finns. 5.7% of population of the region speaks Swedish natively.Origin of the nameThe name of Finland Proper has a historical function. In historic times, in the area of the present southern Finland lived three tribes, which were the Finns, the Tavastians and the Karelians. The southwestern part of the country, the province where the Finns lived, was called simply Finland (Finnish: Suomi). In the 17th century the name began to be used to refer to the whole land and a specified name for the lesser Finland was required. The first notes Fennigia specialiter dicta and Fennigia presse dicta were recorded in Latin in the 1650s and the Swedish Finland för sig sielft and Egenteliga Finland later in the 18th century the modern form Egentliga Finland being in official use at the end of the century. The Finnish term Varsinais-Suomi became established only around the 1850s.

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