13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Espoo
— 1 night
3
Turku
— 1 night
4
Pori
— 1 night
5
Vaasa
— 1 night
6
Lieksa
— 3 nights
7
Kouvola
— 3 nights

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.
Popular historic sites such as Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The Esplanadi Park are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Temppeliaukio Church and Katajanokka. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 48 minutes away. It doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Helsinki tour itinerary planner.

Frankfurt, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Traveling from Frankfurt to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, Helsinki is a bit cooler than Frankfurt - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Espoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Espoo

Espoo ©
Espoo is the second largest city and municipality in Finland. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Laajalahti Nature Reserve. On the 9th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Laajalahti Nature Reserve.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Espoo trip planner.

Espoo is just a stone's throw from Helsinki. In July, daytime highs in Espoo are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Wed) before leaving for Turku.

Things to do in Espoo

Parks Wildlife
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Laajalahti Nature Reserve ©
Laajalahti Nature Reserve

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kultaranta Garden.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku vacation planner.

Getting from Espoo to Turku by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July in Turku, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Kultaranta Garden
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Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Kultaranta Garden ©
Kultaranta Garden

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 11th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), thenmake a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, and finally examine the collection at Villa Mairea.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Pori trip planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Pori takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Pori, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Villa Mairea
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko) ©
Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko)
Villa Mairea ©
Villa Mairea

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 12th (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, contemplate the long history of Stromso, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Bock’s Corner Brewery.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Vaasa online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Pori to Vaasa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum ©
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum
Bock’s Corner Brewery ©
Bock’s Corner Brewery

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nights
Lieksa

Lieksa ©
Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. Step out of the city life by going to Akka-Koli Hill and Eräeero T:mi Eero Kortelainen. Get out of town with these interesting Lieksa side-trips: Koli National Park (Rasavaara Observation tower & Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail) and Utra Beach (in Joensuu). It doesn't end there: take a peaceful walk through Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto and see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Lieksa online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Lieksa takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. July in Lieksa sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Utra Beach
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail

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nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, get engrossed in the history at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kouvola journey maker site.

Traveling by car from Lieksa to Kouvola takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In July, daytime highs in Kouvola are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sandcastle Lappeenranta, Arboretum Mustila
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta

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