13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip maker

Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive
3
Uusikaupunki
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Kauhava
— 1 night
Drive
5
Juupajoki
Drive
6
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
7
Lahti
— 4 nights
Drive
8
Porvoo
— 1 night
Drive

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Helsinki

— 2 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.
You've now added The National Museum of Finland to your itinerary. On the 6th (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then walk around Sibelius Monument, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Old Market Hall. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and then get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Helsinki day trip website.

Montreal, Canada to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Montreal to Helsinki. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Montreal in June: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 21°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 7:

Turku

— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Turun Kauppahalli as well as Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. On the 8th (Wed), browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Turku online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Turku are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Uusikaupunki.

Things to do in Turku

Spas · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 8:

Uusikaupunki

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take in the waterfront activity at Katanpaa and then visit a coastal fixture at Isokari Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Uusikaupunki Old Church.

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Getting from Turku to Uusikaupunki by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kauhava.

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 8 — 10:

Kauhava

— 1 night
Kauhava is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Southern Ostrobothnia region, northwest of Helsinki and by the main railway from Helsinki to Oulu. On the 11th (Sat), stop by Iisakki Jarvenpaa - Tehtaanmyymala.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kauhava journey website.

Drive from Uusikaupunki to Kauhava in 4.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Juupajoki.

Things to do in Kauhava

Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 10 — 11:

Juupajoki

Juupajoki is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Pirkanmaa region. On the 11th (Sat), make a trip to Kallenaution Kievari.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Juupajoki trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kauhava to Juupajoki takes 2.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Juupajoki are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Tampere.
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 12:
Highlights from your trip

Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Olutravintola Konttori - Beer Restaurant Konttori. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): join in the after-dark buzz at Olutravintola Konttori - Beer Restaurant Konttori and then take in panoramic vistas at Nasinneula Tower.

To find out how to plan a trip to Tampere, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Juupajoki to Tampere in an hour. In June in Tampere, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Lahti.

Things to do in Tampere

Nightlife
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 12:

Lahti

— 4 nights
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Venture out of the city with trips to Suomen Lasimuseo (The Finnish Glass Museum) (in Riihimaki) and Puuhamaa (in Tervakoski). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Motorcycle Museum of Finland, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ristinkirkko, enjoy some diversion at Laune Central Park, and get a sense of history and politics at Lahti City Hall.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Lahti travel route planner.

Getting from Tampere to Lahti by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. You'll set off for Porvoo on the 16th (Thu).

Things to do in Lahti

Museums · Theme Parks · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 12 — 16:

Porvoo

— 1 night
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): revel in the low prices at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop and then walk around Runeberg Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Porvoo online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Lahti to Porvoo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In June in Porvoo, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. On the 17th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Porvoo

Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 17:

Finland travel guide

4.2
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."

Southwest Finland travel guide

4.3
Castles · Sacred & Religious Sites · Specialty Museums
Southwest Finland, also known in English as Finland Proper is the region in south-western Finland that borders the regions of Satakunta and Tavastia Proper. Its capital and biggest city is Turku with 182,000 inhabitants and metro population of 316,000. Turku was also the most important city in Finland from its establishment around the 13th century until the 1840s.The area comprising the southwest is largely the same as the historical province of Finland Proper, so named because it is the original home of the tribe known as the Finns. 5.7% of population of the region speaks Swedish natively.Origin of the nameThe name of Finland Proper has a historical function. In historic times, in the area of the present southern Finland lived three tribes, which were the Finns, the Tavastians and the Karelians. The southwestern part of the country, the province where the Finns lived, was called simply Finland (Finnish: Suomi). In the 17th century the name began to be used to refer to the whole land and a specified name for the lesser Finland was required. The first notes Fennigia specialiter dicta and Fennigia presse dicta were recorded in Latin in the 1650s and the Swedish Finland för sig sielft and Egenteliga Finland later in the 18th century the modern form Egentliga Finland being in official use at the end of the century. The Finnish term Varsinais-Suomi became established only around the 1850s.

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