12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

Make it your trip
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kouvola
— 3 nights
Fly
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Turku
— 1 night
Drive
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Pori
— 1 night
Drive
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive

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Helsinki

— 4 nights

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Temppeliaukio Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Pack the 27th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and don't miss a visit to The Esplanadi Park.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Helsinki. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kouvola.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 30:

Kouvola

— 3 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Attractions like Repovesi National Park and Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kouvola: Kotka (Riverside Park & Sapokka Water Garden). There's more to do: see the interesting displays at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kouvola trip itinerary site.

Drive from Helsinki to Kouvola in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Kouvola can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can fly to Turku.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 2:

Turku

— 1 night
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 3rd (Tue): wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, hike along Bike Rental - by Carfield, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

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You can fly from Kouvola to Turku in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 2 — 3:

Pori

— 1 night
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach and then kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach.

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You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. August in Pori sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 4:

Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, and then stop by Hameenkatu. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at The Parola Armour Museum and then pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Cross Church.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Pori to Tampere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Tampere are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 4 — 6:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."