11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
5
Jyvaskyla
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
End: Helsinki

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.
On the 24th (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki planning website .

If you are flying in from France, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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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 26th (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally stroll through The Archipelago Trail.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Turku road trip website .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Kurjenrahka National Park
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island

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Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): stroll through Yyteri Beach, stroll through Herrainpaivat Beach, then get engrossed in the history at Rakennuskulttuuritalo Toivo Ja Korsmanin Talo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko). On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Kuuskajaskari, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, then stop by Ruokapuoti Lumo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Pori travel planning app .

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Rauma
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Kuuskajaskari ©
Kuuskajaskari
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, and then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach. On the 31st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Tampere trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Pori to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August in Tampere, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

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Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): fly down the slopes at Laajis. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Tourujoen luontopolku, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, and then hike along Paijatsalo Trail.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Jyvaskyla trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Jyvaskyla takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Jyvaskyla can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Parks Outdoors Fun & Games

Side Trip

Paijatsalo Trail
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Paijatsalo Trail ©
Paijatsalo Trail
Room Escape Games

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