12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 1 night
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Porvoo
— 1 night
3
Mikkeli
— 1 night
4
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
5
Nurmes
— 2 nights
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Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
7
Tampere
— 1 night
8
Turku
— 2 nights

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki sightseeing planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Brussels to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Helsinki are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums
Find places to stay May 29 — 30:
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): have fun at Porvoo Swimming Pool, then fly down the slopes at Kokonniemi, and then make a trip to Porvoo Old Town.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Porvoo day trip planning site.

You can drive from Helsinki to Porvoo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to drive to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Porvoo

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Fun & Games
Find places to stay May 30 — 31:
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Kokonniemi ©
Kokonniemi
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town

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Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): get great views at Naisvuori Observation Tower, stroll around Naisvuori Hill, brush up on your military savvy at Communications Centre Lokki, pause for some serene contemplation at Mikkeli Cathedral, then stop by Stella, and finally look for gifts at Akseli.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Mikkeli road trip tool.

You can drive from Porvoo to Mikkeli in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daytime highs in Mikkeli are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Shopping · Parks · Museums · Nature
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 1:
Highlights from your plan
Stella ©
Stella
Communications Centre Lokki
Communications Centre Lokki
Mikkeli Cathedral ©
Mikkeli Cathedral

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Linnansaari National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral, look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Mikkeli to Savonlinna by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Nurmes.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 1 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

2
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Nurmes

Nurmes ©
Nurmes is a town and municipality of Finland.It was located in the former province of Eastern Finland until 2010 and is now in the North Karelia region. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nurmes Church, get engrossed in the history at Myllymuseo, and then stroll through Venajanhiekka. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hiidenportti National Park.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Nurmes online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Savonlinna to Nurmes in 3.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Nurmes

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 3 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Hiidenportti National Park ©
Hiidenportti National Park
Nurmes Church ©
Nurmes Church

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Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Jyvaskyla Art Museum, then look for gifts at Punnitse & Saasta, then revel in the low prices at Panda Factory Outlet, and finally trek along Nyrolan luontopolku.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Jyvaskyla journey maker website.

Drive from Nurmes to Jyvaskyla in 3.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Nurmes in June since evenings lows in Jyvaskyla dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 5 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Nyrolan luontopolku ©
Nyrolan luontopolku
Jyvaskyla Art Museum ©
Jyvaskyla Art Museum
Punnitse & Saasta ©
Punnitse & Saasta

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Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Viikinsaari Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Tampere trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Jyvaskyla to Tampere in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Viikinsaari Island ©
Viikinsaari Island
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 8th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Kurjenrahka National Park, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): gain insight at Turku Cathedral and then enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Turku online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 7 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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