13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Tampere
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Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 3 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly

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Tampere

— 3 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Visavuori and Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art. Venture out of the city with trips to Parola (Holy Cross Church & The Parola Armour Museum) and Serlachius Museum Gustaf (in Mantta-Vilppula). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, see the interesting displays at Moomin Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and laugh and play at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Tampere itinerary builder app.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Tampere is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Tampere, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in August: high temperatures in Tampere hover around 23°C and lows are around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. The adventure continues: explore the galleries of Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Turku trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Tampere to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 7 — 10:

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Temppeliaukio Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Pack the 14th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planning site.

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. You'll set off for home on the 15th (Thu).

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Parks
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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."