14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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14 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Monrovia
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
train:  1​h
2
Lahti
— 1 night
train:  2​h
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
4
Pori
— 1 night
5
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: Monrovia

4
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.
Visit Fortress of Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Rock Church and Helsinki Cathedral. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach, browse the eclectic array of goods at Old Market Hall, have some family-friendly fun at Flamingo Entertainment Center, and stroll through Hietaranta Beach.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki online trip itinerary builder .

Monrovia, Liberia to Helsinki is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time is 2 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Monrovia in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Lahti.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Flamingo Entertainment Center
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): browse the different shops at Shopping Centre Karisma, examine the collection at The Recreational Fishing Museum of Finland, then get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall, then ponder the design of Musical Fountain, and finally have fun at Hohtokeila Lahti.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Lahti online visit planner .

Traveling by train from Helsinki to Lahti takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Helsinki in December: high temperatures in Lahti hover around -1°C and lows are around -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Lahti

Shopping Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

The Recreational Fishing Museum of Finland
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Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall
Shopping Centre Karisma ©
Shopping Centre Karisma
Hohtokeila Lahti ©
Hohtokeila Lahti

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 25th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, then take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Aleksanterin Kirkko, and finally browse the range of quality goods at City Sokos. Keep things going the next day: see the sky in a new way at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere road trip planning website .

You can drive from Lahti to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in December, and nighttime lows around -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Aleksanterin Kirkko ©
Aleksanterin Kirkko

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): stroll through Yyteri Beach, then don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, then view the masterpieces at Pori Art Museum, and finally perfect your strike at Space Bowling & Billiards.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Pori trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Tampere to Pori takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum
Space Bowling & Billiards ©
Space Bowling & Billiards

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and Vepsa Island. Popular historic sites such as Turku Castle and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Kuusisto Manor, browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly, and get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Turku trip builder .

Traveling by car from Pori to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Turku, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Kuusisto Manor, Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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