13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Muscat
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Naantali
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Pori
— 1 night
5
Vaasa
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
6
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
7
Kouvola
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Muscat

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Katajanokka. Head to Market Square Kauppatori and Riimikkofor some retail therapy. Spend the 22nd (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukion Church, browse the different shops at Kamppi Shopping Centre, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki online trip itinerary planner .

Muscat, Oman to Helsinki is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Muscat in July; daily highs in Helsinki reach 25°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Helsinki

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Riimikko
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): explore the world behind art at Soderlangvik and then expand your understanding of the military at Oro.

To find out how to plan a trip to Kimito Island, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Helsinki to Kimito Island by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Naantali.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Oro ©
Oro
Soderlangvik ©
Soderlangvik

2
nights
Naantali

Naantali ©
Naantali is a town in south-western Finland, known as one of the most important tourist centres of the country. On the 24th (Wed), make a trip to Naantali Old Town, browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly, and then take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Joella. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, view the masterpieces at Photographic Centre Peri, then buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, and finally explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

Make your Naantali itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Kimito Island to Naantali in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Naantali, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Naantali

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Turku, Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Kauppakeskus Mylly ©
Kauppakeskus Mylly
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach, and then admire the masterpieces at Pori Art Museum.

Plan my day in Pori using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Naantali to Pori in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Vaasa.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

Before you visit Vaasa, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Pori to Vaasa by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Vaasa are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, then look for gifts at Tallipihan Suklaapuoti, then take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Ronga, and finally identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Tampere online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by train from Vaasa to Tampere takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Tampere, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Kouvola.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tallipihan Suklaapuoti ©
Tallipihan Suklaapuoti
Galleria Ronga ©
Galleria Ronga

3
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 29th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila, wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, then get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area. On the next day, wander the streets of Stromforsin ruukki, then identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, and then wander the streets of Hamina Old Town.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Kouvola road trip planning site .

You can take a train from Tampere to Kouvola in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Kouvola sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Wildlife Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kotka, Hamina Old Town, Stromforsin ruukki, Arboretum Mustila
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki

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