16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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16 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
1
Porvoo
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Savonlinna
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Kuopio
— 1 night
train:  3​h 30​min
5
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Turku
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Zurich

1
night
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Porvoo tour itinerary maker website .

Zurich, Switzerland to Porvoo is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Zurich in July, you will find days in Porvoo are slightly colder (24°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Porvoo

Museums Parks Shopping
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Albert Edelfelt Studio Museum ©
Albert Edelfelt Studio Museum
Telegrafberget ©
Telegrafberget
Willatar ©
Willatar

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Kouvola vacation maker app .

Traveling by car from Porvoo to Kouvola takes 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Kouvola are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park

few
hours
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Savonlinna day trip planning website .

You can drive from Kouvola to Savonlinna in 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kuopio.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

1
night
Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lutheran Cathedral, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuopio trip itinerary website .

Drive from Savonlinna to Kuopio in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Kuopio

Fun & Games Historic Sites
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Room Escape Games
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 21st (Sat), see the sky in a new way at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Keep things going the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, kick back and relax at Suolijarvi Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vanha Kirkko.

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Take a train from Kuopio to Tampere in 3.5 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 your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Theme Parks
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Vanha Kirkko ©
Vanha Kirkko

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Venture out of the city with trips to Rauma (The Church of the Holy Cross & Old Rauma). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, enjoy some diversion at Moomin World, explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Turku driving holiday app .

Take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Rauma, Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

5
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.
Pack the 28th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Fortress of Suomenlinna, meet the residents at Helsinki Zoo, don't miss a visit to The Esplanadi Park, and stroll through Aurinkolahti Beach.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip planning website .

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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