11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Porvoo
— 1 night
3
Turku
— 2 nights
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
5
Oulu
— 2 nights

2
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Nuuksio National Park and Bellevue Beach. Get some cultural insight at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. There's still lots to do: shop like a local with Hakaniemi Market, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, stop by Katajanokka, and take in the exciting artwork at Okra.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary builder website.

Toronto, Canada to Helsinki is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Toronto to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Toronto in May; daily highs in Helsinki reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Bellevue Beach
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park

1
night
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): steep yourself in history at The Runeberg Home, revel in the low prices at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town, take in the exciting artwork at Nasin Kartanon Galleria, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Porvoo, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Hill.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Porvoo visit website.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Porvoo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. May in Porvoo sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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The Runeberg Home ©
The Runeberg Home
Brunberg Candy Factory Shop ©
Brunberg Candy Factory Shop
Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo

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 20th (Mon): browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly and then trek along The Archipelago Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and then see the interesting displays at Louhisaari Manor.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Turku itinerary planner.

You can drive from Porvoo to Turku in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Turku can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Kauppakeskus Mylly, Louhisaari Manor
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Louhisaari Manor ©
Louhisaari Manor
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip planner.

Drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can take a train to Oulu.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums

Side Trip

The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo)
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The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas ©
The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas
Tampere City Library, Metso ©
Tampere City Library, Metso

2
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): admire the striking features of Oulu Cathedral, thensee the interesting displays at Kierikki Stone Age Centre, and then get curious at Tietomaa. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, see the interesting displays at Oulun Taidemuseo, thensee the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, and finally view the masterpieces at Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Oulu trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by train from Tampere to Oulu takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Tampere in May, plan for slightly colder days in Oulu, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums Childrens Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Kierikki Stone Age Centre
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Kierikki Stone Age Centre ©
Kierikki Stone Age Centre
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Oulun Taidemuseo ©
Oulun Taidemuseo

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