13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Fly + Train:  7 h 15 min
1
Tampere
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Mustasaari
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4 h 45 min
5
Lahti
— 1 night
Train:  1 h
6
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
End: London

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 10th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Vanha Kirkko, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Suolijarvi Beach. On your second day here, laugh and play at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

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London, UK to Tampere is an approximately 8- hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Tampere. Traveling from London in September, expect Tampere to be slightly colder, temps between 17°C and 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Childrens Museums
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Vanha Kirkko ©
Vanha Kirkko

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Visit Turku Castle and Kuusisto Manor for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Turku Cathedral and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Step out of Turku to go to Poytya and see Kurjenrahka National Park, which is approximately 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island, and browse the collection at Turku City Library.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Turku tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Tampere to Turku by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kauppakeskus Mylly, Kuusisto Manor, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): stop by Patakirppis, tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Puuvilla.

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Traveling by car from Turku to Pori takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Pori

Shopping Outdoors Parks
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Patakirppis ©
Patakirppis
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Kauppakeskus Puuvilla ©
Kauppakeskus Puuvilla

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Mustasaari online trip maker.

You can drive from Pori to Mustasaari in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Lahti.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

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

1
night
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): fly down the slopes at Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center, admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain, and then take a stroll around Sibelius Hall.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Lahti day trip app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mustasaari to Lahti. In September, daytime highs in Lahti are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lahti

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center
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Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall
Musical Fountain ©
Musical Fountain

4
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. Take a break from the city and head to Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Old Market Hall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Helsinki day trip site.

Traveling by train from Lahti to Helsinki takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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