15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Toronto
Fly:  16 h
1
Turku
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Vaasa
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h
5
Lieksa
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4 h 45 min
6
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  13 h
End: Toronto

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Naantali Old Town and then kick back and relax at Vepsa Island.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Turku trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Turku is an approximately 20- hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Toronto in September; daily highs in Turku reach 18°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Visit Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing for their historical value. Relax by the water at Riihiniemen Uimaranta and Rauhaniemi Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Tampere side-trips: Hameenlinna (Birthplace of Jean Sibelius & Linna Golf & Country Club). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and examine the collection at Lenin Museum.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip builder app.

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Hameenlinna
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, then make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, and then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Pori itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Pori takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Pori are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Vaasa.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum

2
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take in the pleasant sights at Saltkaret, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bock’s Corner Brewery, and then sample the fine beverages at Kyr0 Distillery Company. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Vaasa trip site.

You can drive from Pori to Vaasa in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Saltkaret, Kyr0 Distillery Company
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Kyr0 Distillery Company ©
Kyr0 Distillery Company
Bock’s Corner Brewery ©
Bock’s Corner Brewery

2
nights
Lieksa

Lieksa ©
Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. Step out of the city life by going to Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto and Herajarvi Hiking Trail. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lieksa: Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli) and Koli National Park (Akka-Koli Hill, Tarhapuro Waterfall, &more). There's more to do: head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Lieksa day trip planning website.

You can drive from Vaasa to Lieksa in 7 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. In September, daily temperatures in Lieksa can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids

3
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, have some family-friendly fun at InsideOut Productions, wander the streets of Katajanokka, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki travel route builder app.

Explore your travel options from Lieksa to Helsinki with the Route module. September in Helsinki sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church