13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Kosice
Fly:  8 h
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h
2
Lahti
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4 h 45 min
3
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
5
Turku
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
6
Tampere
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  8 h 15 min
End: Kosice

5
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Temppeliaukio Church and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum will appeal to history buffs. Pack the 9th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), stop by Marimekko, take a stroll through Ullanlinna, and stroll through Hietaranta Beach.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip website.

Kosice, Slovakia to Helsinki is an approximately 8- hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Kosice in August: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Lahti.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Theme Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Flamingo Entertainment Center
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center, admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain, and then get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Lahti trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by train from Helsinki to Lahti takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. August in Lahti sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Lahti

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

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

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Mustasaari travel itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lahti to Mustasaari. In August, daily temperatures in Mustasaari can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Pori.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trip

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

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 12th (Sun), browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Puuvilla, then make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, and then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Pori sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Mustasaari to Pori takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Kauppakeskus Puuvilla ©
Kauppakeskus Puuvilla
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 13th (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally admire the striking features of Kuusisto Manor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, see the interesting displays at Turku Biological Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Turku road trip website.

Drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 15th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Vanha Kirkko, enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then kick back and relax at Suolijarvi Beach. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Tampere travel route planning website.

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Tampere, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Vanha Kirkko ©
Vanha Kirkko

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