13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Copenhagen
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
6
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Copenhagen

4
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Korkeasaari Zoo. There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), tour the pleasant surroundings at Sibelius Monument, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki road trip app .

Copenhagen, Denmark to Helsinki is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Copenhagen to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

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 6th (Fri), get lost in a book at Turku City Library, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally enjoy some diversion at Moomin World. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Kultaranta Garden, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then gain insight at Turku Cathedral, and finally take a peaceful walk through Kurjenrahka National Park.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Turku day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Turku, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Naantali, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Moomin World ©
Moomin World
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 8th (Sun), laugh and play at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: 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.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Tampere online itinerary planner .

Take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Tampere are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Theme Parks Museums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Vanha Kirkko ©
Vanha Kirkko

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Puuvilla, then take an in-depth tour of Rakennuskulttuuritalo Toivo Ja Korsmanin Talo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Pori itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Tampere to Pori takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Pori sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Pori

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

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Mustasaari online vacation planner .

Getting from Pori to Mustasaari by car takes about 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Mustasaari are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 12th (Thu), take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum and then find something for the whole family at SantaPark.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi day trip app .

Getting from Mustasaari to Rovaniemi by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: fly. In July, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Wildlife Museums
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

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