13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive
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Lahti
— 1 night
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Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Vaasa Airport, Drive to Mustasaari
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Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive
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Pori
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Kosice

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Temppeliaukio Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) will appeal to history buffs. Pack the 9th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach, and look for gifts at Marimekko Oyj.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Kosice, Slovakia to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Kosice in August, things will get little chillier in Helsinki: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Lahti.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Shopping · Theme Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 4 — 9:

1
night
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): see the winter wonderland with Messila Ski Centre, admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain, and then get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Lahti trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Lahti takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. 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 · Parks · Tours · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 9 — 10:

1
night
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 see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, 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

Find places to stay Aug 10 — 11:
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1
night
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.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, 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

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 12:

2
nights
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 more things to do, photos, where to stay, 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 drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 12 — 14:

2
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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.
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.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Tampere travel route planning website.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; 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 · Outdoors · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 16:

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."