13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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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
Drive:  2 h 15 min
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. For shopping fun, head to Market Square Kauppatori or Kamppi Shopping Centre. Change things up with a short trip to Riimikko in Porvoo (about 42 minutes away). There's much more to do: visit Katajanokka, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip maker website.

Muscat, Oman to Helsinki is an approximately 10- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Muscat to Helsinki. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Muscat in July: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 25°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

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

1
night
Kimito Island

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.

To see ratings, maps, 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 do a combination of train and bus; or take a 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

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Oro ©
Oro
Soderlangvik Gard
Soderlangvik Gard

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), 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 Photographic Centre Peri, then buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, and finally step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, 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

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. 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.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, 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 Outdoors Parks
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Pori Art Museum ©
Pori Art Museum
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach

1
night
Vaasa

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 see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, 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 Parks Wildlife
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
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.
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 more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Tampere day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Vaasa to Tampere takes 2.5 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 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

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nights
Kouvola

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 maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kouvola day trip planning site.

Getting from Tampere to Kouvola by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; 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

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kotka, Stromforsin Ruukki, Arboretum Mustila, Hamina Old Town
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum
Stromforsin Ruukki ©
Stromforsin Ruukki

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