12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Warsaw
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Inari
— 1 night
Fly + Train:  5​h 15​min
3
Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Naantali
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h
End: Warsaw

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Katajanokka. Visit Temppeliaukion Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) for their historical value. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary maker tool .

Warsaw, Poland to Helsinki is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Warsaw to Helsinki. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Warsaw in August; daily highs in Helsinki reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Spas
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
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. On the 23rd (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To find more things to do and tourist information, use the Inari trip planner .

You can fly from Helsinki to Inari in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Helsinki in August, expect Inari to be slightly colder, temps between 19°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Inari

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

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Visavuori and Tampereen Tuomiokirkko. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Birthplace of Jean Sibelius. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Inari to Tampere takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Inari in August, expect nights in Tampere to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Birthplace of Jean Sibelius, Visavuori
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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. Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Villa Mairea, then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, and then kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Pori travel itinerary planner .

Drive from Tampere to Pori in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Naantali.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Villa Mairea
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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. On the 28th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then work off some steam at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally don't miss a visit to Naantali Old Town.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Naantali online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Pori to Naantali takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Naantali

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): take a stroll through Hamina Old Town, take a stroll through Stromforsin ruukki, then get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, and finally take a stroll through Linden Esplanade. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Fri): learn about all things military at Bunker Museum and then examine the collection at Salpa Line Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kotka trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Naantali to Kotka by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Kotka can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Salpa Line Museum, Hamina Old Town, Stromforsin ruukki, Bunker Museum
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Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Bunker Museum
Bunker Museum

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