12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Muscat
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
Vaasa
— 1 night
2
Pori
— 1 night
3
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Muscat

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 12th (Fri), take some stellar pictures from Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Tikanoja Art Museum, see the interesting displays at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, then sample the tasty concoctions at Bock’s Corner Brewery, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kyr0 Distillery Company.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Vaasa road trip website .

Muscat, Oman to Vaasa is an approximately 19-hour flight. Traveling from Muscat to Vaasa, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Muscat in July, expect Vaasa to be much colder, temps between 23°C and 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Kyr0 Distillery Company
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kyr0 Distillery Company ©
Kyr0 Distillery Company
Bock’s Corner Brewery ©
Bock’s Corner Brewery

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Pori Art Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, and then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Pori itinerary website .

Getting from Vaasa to Pori by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Attractions like Teijo national park and Vepsa Island make great kid-friendly stops. For shopping fun, head to Kauppakeskus Mylly or Galleria Joella. The adventure continues: get your game on at Moomin World, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, and wander the streets of Naantali Old Town.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Pori to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Naantali, Kauppakeskus Mylly, Teijo National Park
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Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
Moomin World ©
Moomin World
Kauppakeskus Mylly ©
Kauppakeskus Mylly

5
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.
For shopping fun, head to Market Square Kauppatori or Kamppi Shopping Centre. Attractions like Nuuksio National Park and Linnanmaki Amusement Park make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki vacation maker site .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. On the 22nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park

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