11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Zurich
Fly:  5 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
5
Tampere
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Zurich

4
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.
Family-friendly places like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral will thrill your kids. Step out of the city life by going to Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Pack the 8th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and make a trip to Senate Square.

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Zurich, Switzerland to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Zurich in October, things will get little chillier in Helsinki: highs are around 10°C and lows about 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Beaches
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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 10th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vepsa Island. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, thentake an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Turku online travel route planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In October in Turku, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Palace of Junnelius, take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), thendon't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, and finally kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Pori itinerary planner.

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October in Pori, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko) ©
Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko)
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Mustasaari online day trip planner.

You can drive from Pori to Mustasaari in 3 hours. In October in Mustasaari, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site

2
nights
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 14th (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Viikinsaari Island and then enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: try out the rides at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Tampere online trip builder.

Drive from Mustasaari to Tampere in 4 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Viikinsaari Island ©
Viikinsaari Island

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