15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Beijing
Fly:  11​h
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
4
Vaasa
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Joensuu
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Beijing

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.
Get some historical perspective at Temppeliaukion Church and The Esplanadi Park. Get a sense of the local culture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Heureka (in Vantaa). Pack the 13th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), examine the collection at Design Museum, wander the streets of Katajanokka, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Korkeasaari Zoo.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Helsinki journey planning website .

Beijing, China to Helsinki is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Beijing to Helsinki is minus 6 hours. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Beijing in August: highs in Helsinki hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Heureka, Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

2
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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 15th (Thu), wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, and then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle. On the next day, explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and finally trek along The Archipelago Trail.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Turku trip planner .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town

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 17th (Sat): observe the fascinating underwater world at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and then steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere trip builder tool .

Take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Theme Parks Childrens Museums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

2
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Setterbergin Puisto, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mustasaaren kirkko, and then trek along Bjorko-Panike Hiking Trail.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Vaasa tour itinerary builder .

You can take a train from Tampere to Vaasa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Vaasa, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Bjorko-Panike Hiking Trail
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Mustasaaren kirkko ©
Mustasaaren kirkko
Setterbergin Puisto ©
Setterbergin Puisto

2
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Get outdoors at Paha-Koli Hill and Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail. There's lots more to do: hike along Akka-Koli Hill, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli Hill, and delve into the mystery of Uhrihalkeama.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Joensuu day trip tool .

Getting from Vaasa to Joensuu by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Koli National Park
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

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