12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
1
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Pori
— 1 night
Drive
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Inari
— 1 day
Fly to Helsinki, Train to Kotka
5
Kotka
— 1 night
Drive
6
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly

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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 28th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Riihiniemen Uimaranta and then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere day trip website.

Frankfurt, Germany to Tampere is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Frankfurt to Tampere, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Frankfurt in June, things will get little chillier in Tampere: highs are around 20°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 28 — 30:

1
night
Pori

Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): examine the collection at Villa Mairea, then kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Pori online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Pori takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 1:

2
nights
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), deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally visit Naantali Old Town. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Turku road trip planning website.

You can drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Turku

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 1 — 3:

1
day
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, then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

Make your Inari itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can fly from Turku to Inari in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. 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) so you can travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 4:

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. On the 5th (Fri), wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, then visit Hamina Old Town, then contemplate the long history of Stromforsin Ruukki, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Beach Mansikkalahti and then examine the collection at Salpa Line Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kotka day trip planner.

Getting from Inari to Kotka by combination of flight and train takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Inari in July: high temperatures in Kotka hover around 24°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Museums · Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 4 — 6:

3
nights
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 Temppeliaukio Church. Visit Helsinki Cathedral and Kamppi Chapel of Silence for their historical value. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and take a stroll through Katajanokka.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki travel route planner.

Getting from Kotka to Helsinki by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 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 · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 9:

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."