11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel route maker

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Helsinki
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Pori
— 1 night
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Seinajoki
— 2 nights
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Tampere
— 3 nights
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Espoo
— 1 night
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Imatra
— 3 nights
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Helsinki

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.
To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki road trip planning app.

If you are flying in from Belgium, the closest major aiports are Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Turku Airport and Tampere-Pirkkala Airport. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. You'll set off for Pori on the 2nd (Mon).

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 3:

Pori

— 1 night
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 2nd (Mon), kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Rakennuskulttuuritalo Toivo Ja Korsmanin Talo, then stroll through Yyteri Beach, and then walk around Kirjurinluoto.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Pori visit planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Pori takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Pori are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Seinajoki.

Things to do in Pori

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 2 — 3:

Seinajoki

— 2 nights
Seinäjoki is a city located in Southern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lakeuden Risti Church, then don't miss a visit to Aalto Center of Seinajoki, then find something for the whole family at Powerpark, and finally stop by Iisakki Jarvenpaa - Tehtaanmyymala. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at Villageshop Veljekset Keskinen, then examine the collection at Civil Guard and Lotta Museum, and then get outside with Wallsports Areena Seinajoki.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Seinajoki trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Pori to Seinajoki takes 2.5 hours. In August in Seinajoki, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Seinajoki

Shopping · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 3 — 5:

Tampere

— 3 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Tampere is known for museums, historic sites, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hatanpaa Arboretum, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, walk around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and don't miss a visit to Nasinneula Tower.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere road trip planner.

You can take a train from Seinajoki to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Tampere sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Espoo.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 8:

Espoo

— 1 night
Espoo is the second largest city and municipality in Finland. To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Espoo trip planner.

Drive from Tampere to Espoo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Espoo are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. On the 9th (Mon), you'll travel to Imatra.

Things to do in Espoo

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 9:

Imatra

— 3 nights
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
Explore Imatra's surroundings by going to Lappeenranta (Sandcastle Lappeenranta, Saimaa Canal, &more), Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum (in Punkaharju) and Olavinlinna Castle (in Savonlinna). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Nicholas, make a trip to Ruokolahden Kellotapuli, take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, and step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Imatra attractions planning site.

Traveling by car from Espoo to Imatra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Imatra, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 9 — 12:

Finland travel guide

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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."