16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
2
Nurmijarvi
— 1 night
3
Tampere
— 1 night
4
Vaasa
— 2 nights
5
Rauma
— 1 night
6
Turku
— 2 nights
7
Helsinki
— 4 nights

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). Your inner history buff will appreciate Temppeliaukio Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, walk around The Esplanadi Park, explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

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Frankfurt, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Traveling from Frankfurt to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, Helsinki is a bit cooler than Frankfurt - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow time for travel to Nurmijarvi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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. On the 31st (Wed), explore the world behind art at Riihimaki Art Museum.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Nurmijarvi tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Nurmijarvi by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Nurmijarvi

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Tuusula, Ainola - The Home of Aino and Jean Sibelius, Riihimaki Art Museum
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Ainola - The Home of Aino and Jean Sibelius ©
Aleksis Kivi Memorial Cottage ©
Aleksis Kivi Memorial Cottage
Tuusula Church ©
Tuusula Church

1
night
Tampere

Tampere
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
To find where to stay and more tourist information, read our Tampere itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Nurmijarvi to Tampere in 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Tampere are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. You will leave for Vaasa on the 2nd (Fri).

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Outdoors
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Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. For shopping fun, head to Iisakki Jarvenpaa - Tehtaanmyymala or Tikanoja Art Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Arctic Museum Nanoq and Bragen ulkoilmamuseo. Venture out of the city with trips to Kuddnas Museum (in Uusikaarlepyy) and Skata (in Pietarsaari). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Terranova, pause for some serene contemplation at Huutoniemen kirkko, and snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Vaasa tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Tampere to Vaasa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Vaasa sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Vaasa

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

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

1
night
Rauma

Rauma
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Rauma trip planner.

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

Things to do in Rauma

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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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, thendon't miss a visit to Archangel Michael's church, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, thenexamine the collection at Turku Biological Museum, thenexamine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Turku day trip planning site.

You can drive from Rauma to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

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

4
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Head to Hakaniemi Market and Kankurin Tupafor some retail therapy. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. Pack the 10th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. See even more of Helsinki: get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, steep yourself in history at Mannerheim Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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