12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Kotka
— 1 night
Drive
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Pori
— 1 night
Drive
5
Tampere
— 2 nights
Train
6
Oulu
— 1 night
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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Relax by the water at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Pack the 18th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, wander the streets of Ullanlinna, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online tour itinerary planner.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from London to Helsinki, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 18:

1
night
Kotka

Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Santalahti Nature Trail, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lehman.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kotka trip builder website.

Getting from Helsinki to Kotka by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July in Kotka, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 19:

2
nights
Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then examine the collection at Waino Aaltonen Museum of Art, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku day trip planning app.

Drive from Kotka to Turku in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 19 — 21:

1
night
Pori

Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Palace of Junnelius, then view the masterpieces at Pori Art Museum, then make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Pori trip planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Pori takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 22:

2
nights
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 23rd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vanha Kirkko, then enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then stroll through Suolijarvi Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Tampere trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Pori to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Oulu.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 24:

1
night
Oulu

Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Nallikari Beach, view the masterpieces at Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, then pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Kauppahalli.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Oulu route planning app.

You can take a train from Tampere to Oulu in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July in Oulu, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Oulu

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 25:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."