13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Espoo
— 1 night
Drive
3
Turku
— 1 night
Drive
4
Pori
— 1 night
Drive
5
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive
6
Lieksa
— 3 nights
Drive
7
Kouvola
— 3 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Frankfurt am Main Airport

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

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki visit planner.

Frankfurt, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Frankfurt in July, with highs in Helsinki at 25°C and lows at 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Espoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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1
night
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 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Wed) before leaving for Turku.

Things to do in Espoo

Wildlife · Parks
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Highlights from your trip

1
night
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 24°C during the day and 13°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 · Tours

Side Trip

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1
night
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), then make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, then enjoy 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 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 11 — 12:

1
night
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 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 12 — 13:

3
nights
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 Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. 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). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Eräeero T:mi Eero Kortelainen and see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Lieksa trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Lieksa takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In July, daytime highs in Lieksa are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 13 — 16:

3
nights
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 24°C, while nighttime lows are 14°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 · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 19:

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."