13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh
Fly + train:  7​h
1
Tampere
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  6​h 15​min
3
Pori
— 1 night
4
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
5
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
6
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Edinburgh

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Rapola Ridge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, then enjoy breathtaking views from Nasinneula Tower, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip planner .

Edinburgh, UK to Tampere is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Edinburgh to Tampere is 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games

Side Trips

Rapola Ridge, Pyhan Birgitan kirkko
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

2
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 4th (Thu), ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Snow Village, then look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

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Getting from Tampere to Levi by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Levi are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Pori.

Things to do in Levi

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Snow Village
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), and finally get engrossed in the history at Rakennuskulttuuritalo Toivo Ja Korsmanin Talo.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Pori day trip planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Levi to Pori in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. July in Pori sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Explore hidden gems such as Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova and Old Rauma. Appreciate the collections at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre and Turku Castle. Step out of Turku to go to Rauma and see Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, don't miss a visit to Naantali Old Town, and gain insight at Turku Cathedral.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku day trip website .

You can drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Turku, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Rauma, Naantali Old Town, Kuusisto Bishop's Castle
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 10th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, explore the engaging exhibits at The Aland Island Art Museum, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern.

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Getting from Turku to Mariehamn by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In July in Mariehamn, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Kastelholm Castle
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mannerheim Museum and Cathedral of Porvoo. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nuuksio National Park and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo) and Heureka (in Vantaa). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, view the masterpieces at CraftCorner, engage your brain at The Finnish Museum of Horology, and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

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Fly from Mariehamn to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Espoo, Porvoo, Heureka
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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