13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive
3
Naantali
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Pori
— 1 night
Drive
5
Vaasa
— 1 night
Train
6
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
7
Kouvola
— 3 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Muscat International 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). For shopping fun, head to Market Square Kauppatori or Kamppi Shopping Centre. Change things up with a short trip to Riimikko in Porvoo (about 50 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and take a stroll through Katajanokka.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, read Helsinki holiday planning app.

Muscat, Oman to Helsinki is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Muscat to Helsinki. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Muscat in July: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 25°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Helsinki

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 19 — 22:

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Kimito Island

Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Soderlangvik Gard and then look for all kinds of wild species at Oro.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kimito Island trip app.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Kimito Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Naantali.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 23:

2
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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), wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly, and then take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Joella. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, view the masterpieces at Turun Taidehalli, then buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, and finally step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Naantali trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Kimito Island to Naantali by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July in Naantali, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Naantali

Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 23 — 25:

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Pori

Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 26th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach, and then explore the world behind art at Pori Art Museum.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Pori trip itinerary builder app.

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 26:

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Vaasa

Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Vaasa sightseeing planning website.

Traveling by car from Pori to Vaasa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Vaasa, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 26 — 27:
Highlights from your trip

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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 28th (Sun), stroll through Riihiniemen Uimaranta, stop by Tallipihan Suklaapuoti, then view the masterpieces at Galleria Ronga, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Tampere day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Vaasa to Tampere takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Tampere sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 28:

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Kouvola

Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila, then take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, then examine the collection at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Stromforsin Ruukki, walk around Riverside Park, and then take a stroll through Hamina Old Town.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kouvola day trip planning site.

Getting from Tampere to Kouvola by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Kouvola are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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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."