15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 6 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Train
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Vaasa
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Pori
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 3 nights
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Helsinki

— 6 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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 Helsinki Cathedral. Step out of the city life by going to Nuuksio National Park and Aurinkolahti Beach. Pack the 30th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, make a trip to Senate Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Helsinki online itinerary planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. When traveling from Tel Aviv in July, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

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Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sun): head off the coast to Viikinsaari Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere visit planning site.

Drive from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can take a train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums · Museums
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Vaasa

— 2 nights
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 5th (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Hietasaaren uimaranta and then cool off at Tropiclandia.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Vaasa trip itinerary planning tool.

You can take a train from Tampere to Vaasa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Theme Parks

Side Trip

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Pori

— 1 night
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 7th (Wed), stop by Patakirppis, then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, and then get outside with Yyterin Nakotorni.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Pori holiday planning site.

You can drive from Vaasa to Pori in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. August in Pori sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Shopping
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Turku

— 3 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 8th (Thu), kick back and relax at Vepsa Island, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park, then have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Turku trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. On the 10th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

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Finland travel guide

4.2
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."