13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Train:  15 min
2
Vantaa
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
3
Porvoo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
4
Espoo
— 3 nights
Train:  30 min
End: Helsinki

5
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.
Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Baana will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Hakaniemi Market and Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa). Pack the 12th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Katajanokka, head outdoors with Vermon Ravirata, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and trek along Pornaistenniemi Nature Trail.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner.

If you are flying in from United Arab Emirates, the closest major aiport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Vantaa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Room Escape Games
Hakaniemi Market ©
Hakaniemi Market

2
nights
Vantaa

Vantaa
Though technically its own city, Vantaa is considered by many to be a Helsinki suburb, and it is where most visitors land when they fly to Finland.
On the 17th (Sat), browse the different shops at Jumbo Shopping Center, buy something for everyone on your list at Flamingo Entertainment Center, then get answers to all your questions at Fazer Experience Visitor Centre, and finally engage your brain at Heureka.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Vantaa trip itinerary maker site.

Vantaa is just a short distance from Helsinki. In August in Vantaa, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Porvoo.

Things to do in Vantaa

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trips

Tuusula Church, Lemmenlaakson luonnonsuojelualue
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Flamingo Entertainment Center
Flamingo Entertainment Center
Heureka ©
Heureka
Jumbo Shopping Center ©
Jumbo Shopping Center

2
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Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): enjoy the sea views from Söderskärin majakka and then revel in the low prices at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Hiidenvuori, appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Hill, go for a walk through The Devil's Stairs, then stop by Pieni Suklaatehdas, and finally don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Porvoo trip planning website.

Drive from Vantaa to Porvoo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Porvoo can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Espoo.

Things to do in Porvoo

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trips

Kotka, Hiidenvuori, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
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Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
Brunberg Candy Factory Shop ©
Brunberg Candy Factory Shop

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Espoo

Espoo ©
Espoo is the second largest city and municipality in Finland. On the 21st (Wed), head outdoors with King's Road, then get answers to all your questions at Haltia, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kirkkonummen kirkko. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Stora Herro Island, engage your brain at The Finnish Museum of Horology, then explore the engaging exhibits at Finnish Toy Museum Hevosenkenka, and finally identify plant and animal life at Laajalahti Nature Reserve.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Espoo road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Porvoo to Espoo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Espoo sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 23rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Espoo

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Kirkkonummi, King's Road
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King's Road ©
King's Road
Laajalahti Nature Reserve ©
Laajalahti Nature Reserve
Stora Herro Island ©
Stora Herro Island

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