12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly + train:  7​h
1
Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Pori
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
4
Saariselka
— 1 night
5
Lahti
— 1 night
train:  1​h
6
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Manchester

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri): look and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

Before you visit Tampere, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Manchester, UK to Tampere is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, bus, car, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Manchester in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Tampere, with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Theme Parks Childrens Museums
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

few
hours
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Pori trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Tampere to Pori takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Mustasaari itinerary planner .

You can drive from Pori to Mustasaari in 3 hours. In June, daytime highs in Mustasaari are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Saariselka.
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Raippaluodon Silta ©
Raippaluodon Silta

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Saariselka day trip website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mustasaari to Saariselka. When traveling from Mustasaari in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Saariselka, with highs around 16°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. On the 26th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lahti.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

1
night
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): hit the slopes at Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center, then ponder the design of Musical Fountain, and then get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Lahti journey planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and train from Saariselka to Lahti takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Saariselka in June: high temperatures in Lahti hover around 22°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lahti

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center
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Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall
Musical Fountain ©
Musical Fountain

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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.
For shopping fun, head to Old Market Hall or Marimekko. You'll explore and learn at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Kansallisgalleria. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, look for gifts at Marimekko, meet the residents at Helsinki Zoo, and enjoy some friendly competition at Flamingo Entertainment Centre.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki day trip site .

Take a train from Lahti to Helsinki in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Flamingo Entertainment Center
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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