11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Porvoo
— 1 night
2
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
4
Turku
— 2 nights
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights

1
night
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): examine the collection at Porvoo Museum/Holm House and then see the interesting displays at Porvoo Doll and Toy Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sea views from Söderskärin majakka, get some fabulous bargains at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, make a trip to Porvoo Old Town, contemplate the long history of The Runeberg Home, thenadmire the striking features of Cathedral of Porvoo, and finally look for gifts at Pieni Suklaatehdas.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Porvoo trip maker site.

Kingston, Canada to Porvoo is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Kingston to Porvoo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kingston in September, expect Porvoo to be slightly colder, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town
Brunberg Candy Factory Shop ©
Brunberg Candy Factory Shop

1
night
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Wolkoff House Museum, get your game on at Flowpark, thenexplore the activities along Saimaa Canal, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ristikankaan kappeli.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Lappeenranta trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Porvoo to Lappeenranta takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Lappeenranta are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks Nature Fun & Games
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Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Wolkoff House Museum ©
Wolkoff House Museum
Flowpark ©
Flowpark

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 1st (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum and then get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Keep things going the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, enjoy some diversion at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, thencontemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Tampere road trip planner.

Take a train from Lappeenranta to Tampere in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Tampere are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Pyynikki's Swim Hall ©
Pyynikki's Swim Hall

2
nights
Turku

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 3rd (Thu): gain insight at Turku Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, take a memorable tour with Bike Rental - by Carfield, thenexplore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally stroll around Kupittaa Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Naantali Church, thenstroll through The Archipelago Trail, and then take a tour of Forum Marinum Maritime Centre.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Turku road trip planning app.

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Turku are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Naantali Church
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), thenbrowse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally don't miss a visit to Senate Square. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, thenhunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, and finally stroll around The Esplanadi Park.

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

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. October in Helsinki sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. On the 7th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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