13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Florence
Fly:  7 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5 h 45 min
6
Savonlinna
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
7
Lahti
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  9 h 45 min
End: Florence

2
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.
Visit Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach for some beach relaxation. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 48 minutes away. It doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Old Market Hall and stop by Marimekko.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki tour planner.

Florence, Italy to Helsinki is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Florence to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Florence in August, things will get slightly colder in Helsinki: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Old Market Hall ©
Old Market Hall

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 20th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere online tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Tampere are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, thenkick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally admire the striking features of Kuusisto Manor. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Turku online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kurjenrahka National Park, Kuusisto Manor
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Pori Art Museum, buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Puuvilla, thenget engrossed in the history at Rosenlew Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Pori trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Pori are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Pori

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Kauppakeskus Puuvilla ©
Kauppakeskus Puuvilla
Rosenlew Museum ©
Rosenlew Museum
Pori Art Museum ©
Pori Art Museum

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. On the 24th (Fri), head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Mustasaari trip planning website.

You can drive from Pori to Mustasaari in 3 hours. August in Mustasaari sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site

3
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): get all the information you need at Riihisaari and then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, stroll through The Parikkala Sculpture Park, thenexamine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna trip itinerary builder site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mustasaari to Savonlinna. In August, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Lahti.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Punkaharju, Kerimaki Church, The Parikkala Sculpture Park, Lammassaari Island
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

1
night
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. On the 28th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Lahti Ski Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ristinkirkko, thenadmire the local landmark of Musical Fountain, thenget into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall, and finally see the interesting displays at Motorcycle Museum of Finland.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Lahti trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Lahti takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lahti

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Motorcycle Museum of Finland ©
Motorcycle Museum of Finland
Lahti Ski Museum ©
Lahti Ski Museum
Ristinkirkko ©
Ristinkirkko

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