15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Groningen
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Hanko
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Vaasa
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Groningen

1
day
Hanko

Hanko
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): hike along Tulliniemi Nature Path and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bellevue Beach.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Hanko trip planner.

Groningen, Holland to Hanko is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Groningen to Hanko. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Hanko

Outdoors Parks Trails
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4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. Change things up with these side-trips from Turku: Old Rauma (in Rauma) and Automobile Museum (in Uusikaupunki). There's still lots to do: get your game on at Moomin World, delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, and admire the masterpieces at Ett Hem Museum.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Turku day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hanko to Turku takes 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Naantali, Automobile Museum, Old Rauma
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

3
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Stundars Museum and Terranova. Spend a day of island exploring on the 12th (Fri) at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Vaasa holiday maker .

Getting from Turku to Vaasa by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Vaasa

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Stundars Museum, Raippaluodon Silta
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Stundars Museum ©
Stundars Museum
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum ©
Bragen ulkoilmamuseo ©
Bragen ulkoilmamuseo

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The Esplanadi Park. Pack the 18th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Rock Church, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Finland, and steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki tour planner .

You can fly from Vaasa to Helsinki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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