12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Turku
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Nurmes
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Joensuu
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Mikkeli
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Porvoo
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
9
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Brussels

1
night
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 30th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then stroll through Vepsa Island.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku day trip planner .

Brussels, Belgium to Turku is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Brussels in May, expect little chillier with lows of 5°C in Turku. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

1
night
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 31st (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Viikinsaari Island, kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then examine the collection at Spy Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Tampere trip planner .

You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In May in Tampere, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can catch the train to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
Find places to stay May 30 — 31:
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Viikinsaari Island ©
Viikinsaari Island
Spy Museum ©
Spy Museum

1
night
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): stroll through Nyrolan luontopolku and then get in on the family fun at Nokkakivi Amusement Park.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Jyvaskyla road trip planner .

Take a train from Tampere to Jyvaskyla in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daily temperatures in Jyvaskyla can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Nurmes.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

#Theme Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trip

Nokkakivi Amusement Park
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Nokkakivi Amusement Park ©
Nokkakivi Amusement Park
Nyrolan luontopolku ©
Nyrolan luontopolku

1
night
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. On the 2nd (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Nurmes Church.

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Traveling by car from Jyvaskyla to Nurmes takes 3.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Nurmes are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Joensuu.

Things to do in Nurmes

#Historic Sites
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Nurmes Church ©
Nurmes Church

1
night
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): look for gifts at Kauppakeskus Iso Myy, then ski along the peaceful trails at Lykynlampi Outdoor Centre, and then trek along Kolvananuuro.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Joensuu holiday planning website .

Traveling by car from Nurmes to Joensuu takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Joensuu

#Outdoors, #Trails, #Parks
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Kolvananuuro ©
Kolvananuuro
Kauppakeskus Iso Myy ©
Kauppakeskus Iso Myy

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nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 4th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Linnansaari National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, then browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square, then appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, and finally step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna road trip site .

Traveling by car from Joensuu to Savonlinna takes 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Linnansaari National Park
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

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night
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 6th (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at Naisvuori Hill, see the interesting displays at Communications Centre Lokki, then stop by Mikkeli Market Place, then see the interesting displays at Mannerheim`s Saloon Car, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Mikkeli Cathedral.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Mikkeli trip website .

Getting from Savonlinna to Mikkeli by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Mikkeli can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Mikkeli

#Museums, #Outdoors, #Trails
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Mikkeli Market Place ©
Mikkeli Market Place
Mikkeli Cathedral ©
Mikkeli Cathedral

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night
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 7th (Fri): have fun at Porvoo Swimming Pool, hit the slopes at Kokonniemi, and then make a trip to Porvoo Old Town.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Porvoo attractions planner .

Getting from Mikkeli to Porvoo by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Porvoo are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Porvoo

#Winter Sports, #Outdoors, #Parks
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Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Rock Church, stroll through Hietaranta Beach, then browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Ullanlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Porvoo to Helsinki by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 9:
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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