12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 3 nights
2
Inari
— 1 night
3
Tampere
— 3 nights
4
Pori
— 1 night
5
Naantali
— 1 night
6
Kotka
— 2 nights

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3
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Helsinki

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. Get some historical perspective at Temppeliaukio Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, make a trip to Senate Square, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki road trip planner.

Warsaw, Poland to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Warsaw in August, expect Helsinki to be a bit cooler, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Parks
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Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

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Fly from Helsinki to Inari in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Helsinki in August, with highs in Inari at 19°C and lows at 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Visavuori and Vapriikin Museokeskus will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing and Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Change things up with a short trip to Birthplace of Jean Sibelius in Hameenlinna (about 52 minutes away). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip app.

Do a combination of flight and train from Inari to Tampere in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Inari in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Tampere: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

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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 27th (Tue), examine the collection at Villa Mairea, kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Herrainpaivat Beach.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Pori trip builder site.

Drive from Tampere to Pori in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Pori are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Naantali.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

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

1
night
Naantali

Naantali ©
Naantali is a town in south-western Finland, known as one of the most important tourist centres of the country. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally don't miss a visit to Naantali Old Town.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Naantali online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Pori to Naantali in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Naantali can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Naantali

Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites · Spas

Side Trip

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Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Ett Hem Museum ©
Ett Hem Museum

2
nights
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. On the 29th (Thu), wander the streets of Hamina Old Town, steep yourself in history at Stromforsin Ruukki, then get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, and finally wander the streets of Linden Esplanade. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about all things military at Bunker Museum and then see the interesting displays at Salpa Line Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kotka road trip site.

You can drive from Naantali to Kotka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 28 — 30:
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Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©
Bunker Museum
Bunker Museum

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