12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Vaasa
— 1 night
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Pori
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 3 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
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Vaasa

— 1 night
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Tikanoja Art Museum, then see the interesting displays at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, then sample the tasty concoctions at Bock’s Corner Brewery, and finally sample the fine beverages at Kyr0 Distillery Company.

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Muscat, Oman to Vaasa is an approximately 20-hour flight. Traveling from Muscat to Vaasa, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Muscat in July; daily highs in Vaasa reach 23°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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Pori

— 1 night
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): get a taste of the local shopping with Pori Art Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Pori sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Vaasa to Pori in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July in Pori, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Museums
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Turku

— 3 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Visiting Teijo National Park and Vepsa Island will get you outdoors. Attractions like Moomin World and Naantali Old Town make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly, shop like a local with Galleria Joella, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Turku trip planner.

You can drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Turku are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

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Helsinki

— 5 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.
For shopping fun, head to Market Square Kauppatori or Taiga Colors. Attractions like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Nuuksio National Park make great kid-friendly stops. Pack the 20th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, take a stroll through Ullanlinna, stop by Katajanokka, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."