13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
3
Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly

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Helsinki

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.
Visit Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum for their historical value. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cathedral of Porvoo and Katajanokka. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Porvoo Old Town in Porvoo, approximately Porvoo away. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Mannerheim Museum, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki tour itinerary planning tool.

Riga, Latvia to Helsinki is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 10 — 14:

1
night
Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Paaskylahden kirkko, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, appreciate the history behind The Spirit of the fortress, then appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, and finally explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Savonlinna online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Savonlinna in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. August in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 14 — 15:

3
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Tampere

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 Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Holy Cross Church. Visit Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing and Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas for their historical value. Pack the 17th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, walk around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and enjoy breathtaking views from Nasinneula Tower.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Tampere trip planner.

Getting from Savonlinna to Tampere by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Tampere are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 15 — 18:

2
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Pori

Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), get engrossed in the history at Rosenlew Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sea views from Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, and finally contemplate the long history of Koylion Kirkkokari.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Pori trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Pori takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Pori are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 18 — 20:

2
nights
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 (Fri): wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Turku online trip builder.

You can drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 20 — 22:

Finland travel guide

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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."