11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  6 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h
3
Tampere
— 1 day
Train:  1 h 30 min
4
Jyvaskyla
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Lahti
— 1 night
Train:  1 h
6
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h
7
Porvoo
— 1 day
Drive:  30 min
8
Vantaa
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Paris

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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.
To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki online attractions planner .

Paris, France to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of train, bus, and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Paris in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Helsinki, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. You will leave for Turku on the 7th (Tue).

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Tours Outdoors
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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 8th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Kultaranta Garden, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Archipelago Trail.

Plan my day in Turku using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Parks Trails

Side Trip

Kultaranta Garden
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

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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 10th (Fri): take in the views from Hameensilta, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, and then see the interesting displays at Moomin Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Tampere holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Tampere sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can take a train to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Tampere

Historic Sites Museums
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Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Moomin Museum ©
Moomin Museum
Hameensilta ©
Hameensilta

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Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. On the 10th (Fri), go for a walk through Tourujoen luontopolku. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy some diversion at Laajis.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Jyvaskyla online attractions planner .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Jyvaskyla takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Jyvaskyla are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Lahti.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Tours Adventure Outdoors

Side Trips

Church of Keuruu, Car Museum Wanhat Wehkeet
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Car Museum Wanhat Wehkeet ©
Car Museum Wanhat Wehkeet
Church of Keuruu ©
Church of Keuruu
The Alvar Aalto Museum ©
The Alvar Aalto Museum

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 13th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ristinkirkko, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sysma Church, and then hike along Paijatsalo Trail.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Lahti tour planner.

You can drive from Jyvaskyla to Lahti in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. In August, daily temperatures in Lahti can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow time for the train ride to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lahti

Trails Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Sysma, Riihimaki Art Museum
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Paijatsalo Trail ©
Paijatsalo Trail
Sysma Church ©
Sysma Church
Ristinkirkko ©
Ristinkirkko

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Laajalahti Nature Reserve and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Korkeasaari Zoo.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki road trip app .

Traveling by train from Lahti to Helsinki takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 16th (Thu), you're off toPorvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Laajalahti Nature Reserve
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Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo
Laajalahti Nature Reserve ©
Laajalahti Nature Reserve

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Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
On the 16th (Thu), examine the collection at Porvoo Museum/Holm House, relax in the rural setting at Bosgard Organic Farm, and then steep yourself in history at The Runeberg Home.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Porvoo trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Helsinki to Porvoo by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can catcht the bus to Vantaa.

Things to do in Porvoo

Museums Historic Sites
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Porvoo Museum/Holm House ©
Porvoo Museum/Holm House
The Runeberg Home ©
The Runeberg Home

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Vantaa

Vantaa ©
Though technically its own city, Vantaa is considered by many to be a Helsinki suburb, and it is where most visitors land when they fly to Finland.
To plan Vantaa vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Vantaa is just a stone's throw from Porvoo. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Vantaa

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tuusula Church
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Tuusula Church ©
Tuusula Church

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