11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Izmir
Fly + train:  8​h
1
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Turku
— 2 nights
3
Pori
— 1 night
4
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Koli National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h
6
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Izmir

1
night
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 12th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Tampere travel planning site .

Izmir, Turkey to Tampere is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Izmir in August, things will get little chillier in Tampere: highs are around 23°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, then take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to Naantali Old Town. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Kurjenrahka National Park and then step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Turku online travel route planner .

Getting from Tampere to Turku by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Naantali Old Town, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Herrainpaivat Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach, and then shop like a local with Pori Art Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Pori trip app .

Traveling by car from Turku to Pori takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Vaasa.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Pori Art Museum ©
Pori Art Museum

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Vaasa tour planning site .

You can drive from Pori to Vaasa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
night
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Uhrihalkeama, trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, and then hike along Akka-Koli Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): stop by Koli Shop Retkitupa, hike along Herajarvi Hiking Trail, and then hike along Paha-Koli Hill.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Koli National Park road trip website .

Getting from Vaasa to Koli National Park by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Rock Church and Helsinki Cathedral. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Katajanokka, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Koli National Park to Helsinki. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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