11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Zagreb
Fly + train:  6​h 45​min
1
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Turku
— 2 nights
3
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
5
Imatra
— 1 day
train:  2​h 45​min
6
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Zagreb

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Aleksanterin Kirkko. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Suolijarvi Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Tampere online day trip planner .

Zagreb, Croatia to Tampere is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Zagreb to Tampere. In July, Tampere is little chillier than Zagreb - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Childrens Museums Museums
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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 17th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Kurjenrahka National Park, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Kultaranta Garden, enjoy some diversion at Moomin World, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally gain insight at Turku Cathedral.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku road trip planning website .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Naantali, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
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 19th (Thu): buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Puuvilla, examine the collection at Villa Mairea, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Pori online journey planner .

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Pori sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough 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

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Mustasaari day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Pori to Mustasaari takes 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Mustasaari are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Imatra.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
day
Imatra

Imatra ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): examine the collection at Karelian Farmhouse Open Air Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Lammassaari Island, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joutsenon kirkko, then admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Imatrankoski Church.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Imatra trip planner .

Traveling by car from Mustasaari to Imatra takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July in Imatra, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Imatra

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Joutsenon kirkko
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Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Joutsenon kirkko ©
Joutsenon kirkko

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.
Visiting Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach will get you outdoors. Museum-lovers will appreciate Fortress of Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki sightseeing planning website .

Traveling by train from Imatra to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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