12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem
Drive + Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Turku
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h
5
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Jerusalem

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Visiting Vepsa Island and Kurjenrahka National Park will get you outdoors. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and Moomin World. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, steep yourself in history at Kuusisto Manor, and gain insight at Turku Cathedral.

For more things to do and other tourist information, use the Turku online attractions planner .

Jerusalem, Israel to Turku is an approximately 14-hour flight. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Jerusalem in August, with highs in Turku at 23°C and lows at 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kurjenrahka National Park, Kuusisto Manor
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 22nd (Wed), step off the mainland to explore Viikinsaari Island, kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Tampere tour app .

You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. August in Tampere sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Theme Parks Museums
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Viikinsaari Island ©
Viikinsaari Island

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): look for gifts at Porin Kauppahalli, then explore the world behind art at Pori Art Museum, then make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Pori trip planning website .

You can drive from Tampere to Pori in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Pori are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Pori Art Museum ©
Pori Art Museum
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Mustasaari trip planner .

Traveling by car from Pori to Mustasaari takes 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Mustasaari are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

4
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.
Kids will enjoy Aurinkolahti Beach and Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Get some cultural insight at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Rock Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach, and take a stroll through Ullanlinna.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Mustasaari to Helsinki with the Route module. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Theme Parks Beaches
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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