13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland journey planner

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Turku
— 3 nights
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Tampere
— 3 nights
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Lappeenranta
— 3 nights
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Turku

— 3 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Moomin World has been added to your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Turku Castle and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Do some cultural sightseeing at Turku Cathedral and The Church of the Holy Cross. Change things up with a short trip to Old Rauma in Rauma (about 1h 25 min away). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, and admire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Turku trip itinerary maker app.

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

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 20 — 23:

Tampere

— 3 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Here are some ideas for day two: meet the residents at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa, then stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally take an in-depth tour of Emil Aaltosen Museo.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Tampere online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; 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 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 23 — 26:

Helsinki

— 3 nights

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Johannes Church. Visit Temppeliaukio Church and Helsinki Cathedral for their historical value. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, explore the world behind art at Sinebrychoff Art Museum, visit Katajanokka, and contemplate the long history of Burgher's House.

To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Helsinki route website.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 29:

Lappeenranta

— 3 nights

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lappeenranta Fortress and Saimaa Canal. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God and Sandcastle Lappeenranta. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lappeenranta: Imatra (Lammassaari Island & Church of St. Nicholas). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lauritsala Church, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Korpikeidas, take an in-depth tour of Wolkoff House Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Lappeen Marian kirkko.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Lappeenranta online travel route builder.

You can drive from Helsinki to Lappeenranta in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. On the 1st (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 1:

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."