13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Fly
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Levi
— 2 nights
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Fly to Tampere, Bus to Nokian asema E, Train to Pori
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Pori
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 3 nights
Fly
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Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly

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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 2nd (Tue), examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Rapola Ridge, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, then take in panoramic vistas at Nasinneula Tower, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Tampere driving holiday planner.

Edinburgh, UK to Tampere is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of car, train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Edinburgh to Tampere due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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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), explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage and then identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Levi trip planner.

Getting from Tampere to Levi by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or drive. In July in Levi, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Pori.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 3 — 5:

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Pori

Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), and finally take an in-depth tour of Rakennuskulttuuritalo Toivo Ja Korsmanin Talo.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Pori trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and train from Levi to Pori takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 6:

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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku Castle and Forum Marinum Maritime Centre will appeal to museum buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Turku Cathedral and Old Rauma. When in Turku, make a side trip to see Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum in Rauma, approximately Rauma away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, explore the ancient world of Kuusisto Bishop's Castle, browse the collection at Turku City Library, and take a stroll through Naantali Old Town.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku road trip planning app.

You can drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. July in Turku sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 6 — 9:

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Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, then have fun and explore at The Aland Island Art Museum, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally examine the collection at Museumship Pommern.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Mariehamn route planning website.

You can fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, daytime highs in Mariehamn are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 9 — 10:

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Helsinki

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. Get some historical perspective at Cathedral of Porvoo and Mannerheim Museum. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Heureka (in Vantaa), Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), stop by CraftCorner, and see the interesting displays at The Finnish Museum of Horology.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planning site.

Fly from Mariehamn to Helsinki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or ride a ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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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."