16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Porvoo
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Porvoo
— 1 night
Drive
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Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive
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Savonlinna
Drive
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Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 4 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
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Porvoo

— 1 night
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Porvoo online vacation maker.

Zurich, Switzerland to Porvoo is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Zurich in July, plan for little chillier days in Porvoo, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Porvoo

Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 17:

Kouvola

— 2 nights
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.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kouvola travel route site.

You can drive from Porvoo to Kouvola in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Kouvola can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kouvola

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 19:
Highlights from your trip

Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral and then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Kouvola to Savonlinna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 20:

Kuopio

— 1 night
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. 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 enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kuopio trip planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Kuopio in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July in Kuopio, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Kuopio

Fun & Games · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 20:

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 21st (Sat): find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then enjoy the sand and surf at Suolijarvi Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vanha Kirkko.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Tampere day trip planning tool.

Drive from Kuopio to Tampere in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 22:

Turku

— 4 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turku: Rauma (The Church of the Holy Cross & Old Rauma). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, soothe aching muscles at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, and examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku holiday builder.

Drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 22 — 26:

Helsinki

— 5 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.
Pack the 28th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Helsinki using our trip planner.

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 31:

Finland travel guide

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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."