11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Kuusamo
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Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Inari
— 3 nights
Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly

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Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Tampere trip planning site.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Tampere is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Amsterdam in August since evenings lows in Tampere dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 17 — 18:

Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Kurjenrahka National Park, then get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, and then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and then deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Turku online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 18 — 20:

Kuusamo

— 2 nights
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 21st (Tue), hit the slopes at Ruka and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids.

Plan trip to Kuusamo with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Turku to Kuusamo takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Turku in August, you will find days in Kuusamo are little chillier (20°C), and nights are about the same (10°C). On the 22nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 22:

Inari

— 3 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Discover out-of-the-way places like Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Tuula's Reindeer. Spend the 24th (Fri) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park. There's more to do: relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm and get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To find out how to plan a trip to Inari, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Inari in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. On the 25th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 22 — 25:

Helsinki

— 2 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
On the 26th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, then take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, make a trip to Senate Square, and then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki road trip planning tool.

Fly from Inari to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Inari in August, with highs in Helsinki at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 27:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."