13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
2
Porvoo
— 2 nights
3
Turku
— 2 nights
4
Oulu
— 3 nights

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Paavolan Tammi and Nuuksio National Park. Mannerheim Museum and Kallio Church will appeal to history buffs. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Heureka (in Vantaa) and Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum (in Janakkala). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Sinebrychoff Art Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), get engrossed in the history at Finnish Aviation Museum, and steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner.

Halifax, Canada to Helsinki is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Atlantic Standard Time (AST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. In March, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Vantaa, Paavolan Tammi, Nuuksio National Park, Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum
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Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

2
nights
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
On the 11th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Söderskärin majakka, revel in the low prices at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, thencontemplate the long history of Stromforsin Ruukki, and finally steep yourself in history at Ungern and Rosen Fortresses. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Hiidenkirnut, admire the striking features of Cathedral of Porvoo, stop by Pieni Suklaatehdas, get to know the fascinating history of Castle Hill, thenexamine the collection at Porvoo Doll and Toy Museum, and finally fly down the slopes at Kokonniemi.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Porvoo trip planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Porvoo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Porvoo are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Arboretum Mustila, Hiidenkirnut, Stromforsin Ruukki, Ungern and Rosen Fortresses
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Stromforsin Ruukki ©
Stromforsin Ruukki
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 13th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Martinkirkko, browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, thenexamine the collection at Kylamaki Village of Living History, and finally trek along Bike Rental - by Carfield. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, hike along The Archipelago Trail, thensee the interesting displays at Louhisaari Manor, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Turku travel route planner.

You can drive from Porvoo to Turku in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or fly. March in Turku sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Louhisaari Manor, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park

3
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley and Raahe Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Kierikki Stone Age Centre and Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Oulu: Kemi Church (in Kemi) and Marjaniemi Lighthouse (in Hailuoto). There's lots more to do: grab your bike and head to Outdoors Oulu Oy, examine the collection at Oulun Automuseo, kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, and walk around Ainolan Puisto.

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Getting from Turku to Oulu by combination of train and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Turku in March: high temperatures in Oulu hover around °C and lows are around °C. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kemi Church, The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley, Marjaniemi Lighthouse, Kierikki Stone Age Centre, Raahe Museum
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Outdoors Oulu Oy ©
Outdoors Oulu Oy
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Raahe Museum ©
Raahe Museum

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