11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Tampere
— 1 night
3
Vaasa
— 2 nights
4
Mikkeli
— 1 night
5
Porvoo
— 1 night
6
Helsinki
— 1 night

2
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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The Esplanadi Park will appeal to history buffs. Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and The National Museum of Finland will appeal to museum buffs. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and take an in-depth tour of Museum of Worker Housing (Tyovaenasuntomuseo).

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki tour planner.

Detroit, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Detroit to Helsinki is 7 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Detroit in May: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around °F and lows are around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 16th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Tampere trip planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Tampere are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Historic Sites Museums
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Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing

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Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Arctic Museum Nanoq, contemplate the long history of Stromso, thensee the interesting displays at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, and finally examine the collection at Terranova.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Vaasa online road trip planner.

You can take a train from Tampere to Vaasa in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Arctic Museum Nanoq
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Arctic Museum Nanoq ©
Arctic Museum Nanoq
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum ©
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum

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night
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Headquarters Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Mikkeli Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Infantry Museum, thenexamine the collection at Mannerheim`s Saloon Car, and finally learn about all things military at Communications Centre Lokki.

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You can drive from Vaasa to Mikkeli in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Mikkeli can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Museums Historic Sites
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Headquarters Museum ©
Headquarters Museum
Communications Centre Lokki
Communications Centre Lokki
Infantry Museum ©
Infantry Museum

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night
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): contemplate the long history of The Runeberg Home, get some fabulous bargains at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, see the interesting displays at Porvoo Museum/Holm House, thenadmire the striking features of Cathedral of Porvoo, and finally make a trip to Porvoo Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Runeberg Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Loviisan kirkko, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, and finally contemplate the long history of Castle Hill.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Porvoo online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mikkeli to Porvoo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. May in Porvoo sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Loviisan kirkko, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry ©
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
The Runeberg Home ©
The Runeberg Home

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): explore the world behind art at Design Museum.

Make your Helsinki itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Porvoo to Helsinki by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping Museums
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Hakaniemi Market ©
Hakaniemi Market
Design Museum ©
Design Museum

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