11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly + train:  8​h 45​min
1
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Lisbon

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 22nd (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri): see the interesting displays at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally see the interesting displays at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere travel planner .

Lisbon, Portugal to Tampere is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Lisbon to Tampere, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Lisbon in August; daily highs in Tampere reach 23°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Mediamuseo Rupriikki ©
Mediamuseo Rupriikki

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 24th (Sat), shop like a local with Pori Art Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Pori trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Pori takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

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

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 25th (Sun), deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, get a tailor-made plan with Ett Hem Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally take a stroll through Naantali Old Town. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Turku planner .

Traveling by car from Pori to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Turku

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
Kotka

Kotka ©
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. On the 27th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Stromforsin ruukki, then make a trip to Linden Esplanade, and then kick back and relax at Beach Mansikkalahti. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Salpa Line Museum, then take a stroll through Hamina Old Town, and then make a trip to Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kotka road trip planner.

Drive from Turku to Kotka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August in Kotka, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Neighborhoods Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Hamina, Stromforsin ruukki, Salpa Line Museum
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Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki
Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral ©

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.
Popular historic sites such as Rock Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, examine the collection at Design Museum, and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Kotka to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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