12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Frankfurt
Fly + train:  6​h 45​min
1
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Pori
— 1 night
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Inari
— 1 day
Fly + train:  6​h 30​min
5
Kotka
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Frankfurt

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 28th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find out how to plan a trip to Tampere, use our trip itinerary maker.

Frankfurt, Germany to Tampere is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Frankfurt to Tampere. In June, Tampere is slightly colder than Frankfurt - with highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Visavuori, Birthplace of Jean Sibelius
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Visavuori ©
Visavuori
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 1st (Mon), see the interesting displays at Villa Mairea, kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

Plan trip to Pori with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Tampere to Pori in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. June in Pori sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Villa Mairea
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Villa Mairea ©
Villa Mairea

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 2nd (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Ett Hem Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, and finally make a trip to Naantali Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head off the coast to Vepsa Island, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Turku sightseeing planning tool .

Getting from Pori to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
day
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Otsamo Fell, see the interesting displays at Siida, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Inari day trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Turku to Inari in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. While traveling from Turku, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Inari, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

1
night
Kotka

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 5th (Fri): take in the pleasant sights at Linden Esplanade, then wander the streets of Hamina Old Town, then wander the streets of Stromforsin ruukki, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Beach Mansikkalahti and then see the interesting displays at Salpa Line Museum.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kotka trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and train from Inari to Kotka takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, Kotka is somewhat warmer than Inari - with highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Salpa Line Museum, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Hamina Old Town, Stromforsin ruukki
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Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki
Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry ©
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry

3
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Rock Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and take a stroll through Katajanokka.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip maker site .

You can drive from Kotka to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Helsinki are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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