13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Drive:  2​h
1
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Lappeenranta
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: Helsinki

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Moomin World. Your inner history buff will appreciate Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova and Turku Castle. Get a sense of the local culture at Old Rauma and Turku Cathedral. Take a break from Turku with a short trip to The Church of the Holy Cross in Rauma, about 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, browse the exhibits of Ett Hem Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Turku tour itinerary maker app .

Helsinki to Turku is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. You'll set off for Tampere on the 23rd (Tue).

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Rauma, Moomin World
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa, kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, and finally see the interesting displays at Emil Aaltosen Museo.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere travel route planner .

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Visavuori, St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa ©
St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa

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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.
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Rock Church will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Johannes Church, stroll through Hietaranta Beach, admire the masterpieces at Sinebrychoff Art Museum, and get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Finland.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Beaches
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Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lappeenranta Fortress and Lammassaari Island. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sandcastle Lappeenranta and Lemin kirkko. Take a break from Lappeenranta with a short trip to Church of St. Nicholas in Imatra, about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, make a trip to Lappeen Marian kirkko, and admire the masterpieces at Lappeenrannan taidemuseo.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Lappeenranta online sightseeing planner .

You can take a train from Helsinki to Lappeenranta in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Imatra
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Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island

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