16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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16 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Frankfurt
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Nurmijarvi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
4
Vaasa
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Rauma
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Frankfurt

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.
Head to Hakaniemi Market and Digelius Musicfor plenty of shopping. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Helsinki Cathedral. Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, stop by Artisaani, and hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki tour itinerary builder app .

Frankfurt, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Frankfurt to Helsinki is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Frankfurt in July; daily highs in Helsinki reach 25°C and lows reach 15°C. On the 31st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Nurmijarvi.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Museums, #Shopping, #Historic Sites
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

1
night
Nurmijarvi

Nurmijarvi ©
Nurmijärvi is the most populated rural municipality of Finland, located north of the capital Helsinki.The close proximity to Helsinki has led to a considerable growth of the major villages such as Klaukkala and Rajamäki, which nowadays are considered dormitory towns of Helsinki. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): explore the world behind art at Riihimaki Art Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Nurmijarvi trip builder app .

You can drive from Helsinki to Nurmijarvi in an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Nurmijarvi can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Nurmijarvi

#Parks, #Museums, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Tuusula, Riihimaki Art Museum, Ainola - The Home of Aino and Jean Sibelius
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Aleksis Kivi Memorial Cottage ©
Aleksis Kivi Memorial Cottage
Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula) ©
Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula)

1
night
Tampere

Tampere
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Mediamuseo Rupriikki. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tampere Cathedral and Visavuori. Explore Tampere's surroundings by going to Holy Cross Church (in Parola), Petajavesi Old Church (in Petajavesi) and Keuruu (Church of Keuruu & Old Church of Keuruu). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Tampere journey builder site .

You can take a train from Vaasa to Tampere in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Tampere sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 2:

2
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Let the collections at Arctic Museum Nanoq and Terranova capture your imagination. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Iisakki Jarvenpaa - Tehtaanmyymala and Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Vaasa: Skata (in Pietarsaari) and Kuddnas Museum (in Uusikaarlepyy).

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Traveling by train from Tampere to Vaasa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Vaasa

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Pietarsaari, Kuddnas Museum, Iisakki Jarvenpaa - Tehtaanmyymala, Raippaluodon Silta
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Bragen ulkoilmamuseo ©
Bragen ulkoilmamuseo
Arctic Museum Nanoq ©
Arctic Museum Nanoq
Iisakki Jarvenpaa - Tehtaanmyymala ©

1
night
Rauma

Rauma
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Rauma visit planning site .

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Rauma takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Rauma sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. On the 5th (Mon), you'll travel to Turku.

Things to do in Rauma

#Museums, #Parks, #Outdoors
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2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the galleries of Turku Castle, then get a new perspective on nature at Turku Biological Museum, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally examine the collection at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Turku road trip site .

Traveling by car from Rauma to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Shopping

Side Trip

Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

4
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Market Square Kauppatori. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Pack the 10th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. See even more of Helsinki: make a trip to Hakaniemi Market, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki tour planner .

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Museums, #Theme Parks, #Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 11:
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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