15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Grand Rapids
Fly:  20​h
1
Vaasa
— 1 night
2
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
4
Turku
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Helsinki
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + subway + foot + train:  20​h 30​min
End: Grand Rapids

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Zip Adventure Park. On the 2nd (Mon), stroll through Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. On the next day, whizz through the canopy at Zip Adventure Park, then steep yourself in history at Stromso, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bock’s Corner Brewery.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Vaasa trip app .

Grand Rapids, USA to Vaasa is an approximately 26-hour flight. Traveling from Grand Rapids to Vaasa, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Rapids in September, expect Vaasa to be little chillier, temps between 59°F and 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Zip Adventure Park ©
Zip Adventure Park
Bock’s Corner Brewery ©
Bock’s Corner Brewery

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kirjurinluoto as well as Mysteeri Pori - Escape Room with a Story. Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): look for gifts at Porin Kauppahalli, then stroll through Kirjurinluoto, then buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Puuvilla, and finally test your team's savvy at Mysteeri Pori - Escape Room with a Story.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Pori trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Pori takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Shopping Parks Fun & Games
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Kauppakeskus Puuvilla ©
Kauppakeskus Puuvilla
Porin Kauppahalli ©
Porin Kauppahalli
Kirjurinluoto ©
Kirjurinluoto

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Ideapark has been added to your itinerary. On the 5th (Thu), meet the residents at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Riihiniemen Uimaranta, enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then look for gifts at Ideapark.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Tampere trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pori to Tampere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Tampere sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 43°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Ideapark
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Ideapark ©
Ideapark

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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Turku Cathedral. Bring the kids along to Teijo national park and Vepsa Island. Do your shopping at Kauppakeskus Mylly and Turun Kauppahalli. Step out of Turku with an excursion to Bellevue Beach in Hanko--about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and wander the streets of Naantali Old Town.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Turku road trip planning app .

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. September in Turku sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kauppakeskus Mylly, Bellevue Beach, Teijo National Park, Naantali Old Town
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Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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.
Rock Church and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Helsinki Cathedral and The Esplanadi Park. Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 46 minutes away). Pack the 14th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Market Square Kauppatori, take a stroll through Ullanlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and look for gifts at Artisaani.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki vacation planning app .

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Helsinki are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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