11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tampere
— 1 night
2
Pori
— 1 night
3
Turku
— 2 nights
4
Kotka
— 2 nights
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights

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), take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then stroll through Riihiniemen Uimaranta. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, thenexamine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and then examine the collection at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Tampere driving holiday planner.

Lisbon, Portugal to Tampere is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Lisbon in August, with highs in Tampere at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

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

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night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Pori Art Museum, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Herrainpaivat Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Pori road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Pori takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat 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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, thentake an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, thenstep into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally take a stroll through Naantali Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Mon): stroll through Vepsa Island, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Turku online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Turku can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors Parks Beaches

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. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Stromforsin Ruukki, take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Beach Mansikkalahti. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Salpa Line Museum, visit Hamina Old Town, and then admire the striking features of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kotka journey planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Kotka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

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

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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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria will appeal to museum buffs. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, stroll through The Esplanadi Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Helsinki online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Helsinki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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