11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Turku
— 2 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Tartu

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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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki online holiday planner.

Tartu, Estonia to Helsinki is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 23:

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Kouvola

Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 24th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Woikosken Automuseo and then explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, then explore the galleries of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, then examine the collection at Model Railroad Museum Kouvola, and finally get engrossed in the history at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kouvola trip planning website.

Drive from Helsinki to Kouvola in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Kouvola, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 23 — 25:

3
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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tampere: The Parola Armour Museum (in Parola), Birthplace of Jean Sibelius (in Hameenlinna) and Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art (in Mantta-Vilppula). The adventure continues: meet the residents at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and stroll through Riihiniemen Uimaranta.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Tampere trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kouvola to Tampere takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a 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 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 25 — 28:

2
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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): get lost in a book at Turku City Library, then take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral. On the next day, wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, then have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, and then learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre.

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Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Turku, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Fun & Games

Side Trip

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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."