12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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1
Tampere
— 2 nights
2
Turku
— 3 nights
3
Espoo
— 2 nights
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights

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2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa, see the interesting displays at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, then examine the collection at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, and finally see the interesting displays at Tampere City Library, Metso. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at National Police Museum, then see the interesting displays at The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo), then pause for some serene contemplation at Palkaneen Kirkko, and finally take an in-depth tour of Visavuori.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere route maker site.

Paris, France to Tampere is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or do a combination of car, train, and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Paris to Tampere due to the time zone difference. In August, Tampere is slightly colder than Paris - with highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas ©
The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas
Visavuori ©
Visavuori

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Turku Castle and St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Turku Cathedral and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turku: Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen), Nagu Church (in Nagu) and Old Rauma (in Rauma). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, and get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Turku travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Tampere 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Espoo.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
Espoo

Espoo ©
Espoo is the second largest city and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): have fun and explore at Finnish Toy Museum Hevosenkenka and then explore the striking landscape of Nuuksio National Park. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Laajalahti Nature Reserve, explore the world behind art at EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art, then admire the striking features of Hvittrask, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Church.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Espoo online travel planner.

You can drive from Turku to Espoo in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Espoo can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Espoo

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art ©
EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art
St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 21st (Wed), see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Kirkkoniemen Kellotapuli, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Savonlinna trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Espoo to Savonlinna takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

3
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and The National Museum of Finland. Appreciate the collections at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Finnish Aviation Museum. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Cathedral of Porvoo in Porvoo, approximately Porvoo away. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, steep yourself in history at Mannerheim Museum, and admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Helsinki travel route planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Helsinki in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Side Trips

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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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