15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Valletta, Island of Malta
Fly:  7​h 30​min
— 9 nights
Drive:  2​h
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Valletta, Island of Malta


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.
Get outdoors at Helsinki Zoo and Aurinkolahti Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Ullanlinna and Fortress of Suomenlinna. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukion Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenski Cathedral, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and trek along Pornaistenniemi Nature Trail.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary builder site .

Valletta, Malta to Helsinki is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Valletta to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Valletta in July, things will get little chillier in Helsinki: highs are around 24°C and lows about 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral


Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get a sense of the local culture at Turku Castle and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Popular historic sites such as Turku Cathedral and Kuusisto Manor are in your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Kurjenrahka National Park in Poytya (about 50 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmäki Handicrafts Museum, get engrossed in the history at Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House, and browse the collection at Turku City Main Library.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Turku online journey builder .

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

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


Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Holy Cross Church. Visiting Suolijarvi Beach and Rauhaniemi Beach will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: stroll through Pyynikki observation tower.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Tampere trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

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Holy Cross Church
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Holy Cross Church ©
Holy Cross Church
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park