12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Lisbon
Fly + Train:  8 h 45 min
1
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
4
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Lisbon

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip website.

Lisbon, Portugal to Tampere is an approximately 10- hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Lisbon to Tampere, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lisbon in July, expect Tampere to be little chillier, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, view the masterpieces at Pori Art Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: visit a coastal fixture at Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, then brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, and then examine the collection at Villa Mairea.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Pori trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Tampere to Pori in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Rauma, Villa Mairea
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Villa Mairea ©
Villa Mairea

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. Appreciate the collections at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, step aboard Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and get your game on at Moomin World.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Turku trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pori to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Naantali
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre ©
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 23rd (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, then contemplate the long history of The Maritime Quarter, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Mariehamn road trip planning app.

You can fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kastelholm Castle, Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern

3
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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Mannerheim Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get some cultural insight at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Cathedral of Porvoo in Porvoo, about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Esplanadi Park, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Mariehamn to Helsinki in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Cathedral of Porvoo
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

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