11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland journey planner

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Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
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Pori
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 1 night
Fly
4
Kouvola
— 3 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 4 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.
On the 20th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Visavuori. On the next day, stroll through Hatanpaa Arboretum, meet the residents at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, and then look for gifts at Hameenkatu.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere attractions planner.

Budapest, Hungary 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. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Budapest to Tampere due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Budapest in July; daily highs in Tampere reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 20 — 21:

Pori

— 1 night
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Pori route website.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Pori takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Pori, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 22:

Turku

— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 23rd (Sat), wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, then hike along Bike Rental - by Carfield, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Turku trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Turku sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to fly to Kouvola.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 22 — 23:

Kouvola

— 3 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kids will appreciate attractions like Repovesi National Park and Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kouvola: Kotka (Sapokka Water Garden & Riverside Park). The adventure continues: examine the collection at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kouvola trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Kouvola takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 23 — 26:

Helsinki

— 4 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.
Family-friendly places like Temppeliaukio Church and Helsinki Cathedral will thrill your kids. Pack the 28th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, make a trip to Senate Square, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Kouvola to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Helsinki are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 30:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."