12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Tampere
1
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
2
Vaasa
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Mustasaari
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Kristiinankaupunki
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
6
Rauma
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Turku
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
End: Tampere

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, then enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Tampere trip builder site .

If you are flying in from Latvia, the closest major airport is Tampere-Pirkkala Airport. In July, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

2
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mustasaaren kirkko, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bock’s Corner Brewery, contemplate the long history of Stromso, then see the interesting displays at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kasarmintori ja ortodoksinen kirkko.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Vaasa visit planner .

Getting from Tampere to Vaasa by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Vaasa

Breweries & Distilleries Museums Historic Sites
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Bock’s Corner Brewery ©
Bock’s Corner Brewery
Kasarmintori ja ortodoksinen kirkko ©
Stromso ©
Stromso

2
nights
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Mustasaari online day trip planner .

You can drive from Vaasa to Mustasaari in an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Kristiinankaupunki.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Trails Parks Outdoors
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Raippaluodon Silta ©
Raippaluodon Silta

1
night
Kristiinankaupunki

Kristiinankaupunki ©
Kristinestad is a town and a municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Ulrika Eleonora Church, see the interesting displays at Lebellska kopmansgarden, and then enjoy the sea views from Salgrund Pilot Station.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kristiinankaupunki trip maker app .

You can drive from Mustasaari to Kristiinankaupunki in 2 hours. In July in Kristiinankaupunki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Pori.

Things to do in Kristiinankaupunki

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Salgrund Pilot Station
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Lebellska kopmansgarden ©
Lebellska kopmansgarden
Ulrika Eleonora Church ©
Ulrika Eleonora Church

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 30th (Tue), stroll through Yyteri Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), then take an in-depth tour of Rakennuskulttuuritalo Toivo Ja Korsmanin Talo, and finally perfect your strike at Space Bowling & Billiards.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Pori tour planning tool .

Getting from Kristiinankaupunki to Pori by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Pori are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. You'll set off for Rauma on the 31st (Wed).

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Space Bowling & Billiards ©
Space Bowling & Billiards

few
hours
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Rauma journey builder site .

You can drive from Pori to Rauma in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Rauma are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can go by car to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Rauma

Historic Sites
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kimito Island online road trip planner .

Getting from Rauma to Kimito Island by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Museums
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Soderlangvik ©
Soderlangvik

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
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 1st (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Keep things going the next day: hike along The Archipelago Trail and then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Turku trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 4th (Sun).

Things to do in Turku

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Teijo National Park
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

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