11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
2
Lahti
— 1 night
train:  2​h
3
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Turku
— 1 night
5
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Mustasaari
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Newark

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Fortress of Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Get some cultural insight at Rock Church and Ullanlinna. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach, stop by Marimekko, enjoy some friendly competition at Flamingo Entertainment Centre, and hunt for treasures at Old Market Hall.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary planning tool .

Newark, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. In July, Helsinki is a bit cooler than Newark - with highs of 71°F and lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Lahti.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Flamingo Entertainment Center
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Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): stroll through Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center, ponder the design of Musical Fountain, and then get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Lahti trip app .

Getting from Helsinki to Lahti by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July in Lahti, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 55°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Lahti

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center
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Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall
Musical Fountain ©
Musical Fountain

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Suolijarvi Beach.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Lahti to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Tampere are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 8th (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku online itinerary planner .

Take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Turku, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Puuvilla, then see the interesting displays at Villa Mairea, and then stroll through Yyteri Beach.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Pori visit planning tool .

Getting from Turku to Pori by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Villa Mairea
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Villa Mairea ©
Villa Mairea
Kauppakeskus Puuvilla ©
Kauppakeskus Puuvilla

2
nights
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Mustasaari road trip site .

Traveling by car from Pori to Mustasaari takes 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Mustasaari are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Raippaluodon Silta ©
Raippaluodon Silta

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