16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive
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Nurmijarvi
— 1 night
Drive
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Tampere
— 1 night
Train
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Vaasa
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Rauma
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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Helsinki

— 4 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Kansallisgalleria. Your inner history buff will appreciate Temppeliaukio Church and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. There's lots more to do: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and don't miss a visit to Hakaniemi Market.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki itinerary app.

Frankfurt, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Frankfurt to Helsinki is 1 hour. Traveling from Frankfurt in July, things will get little chillier in Helsinki: highs are around 25°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Nurmijarvi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 31:

Nurmijarvi

— 1 night
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 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Nurmijarvi

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 1:

Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

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 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. You will leave for Vaasa on the 2nd (Fri).

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Nightlife
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 2:

Vaasa

— 2 nights
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 22°C and lows of 12°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 · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 2 — 4:

Rauma

— 1 night
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 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. On the 5th (Mon), you'll travel to Turku.

Things to do in Rauma

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 5:

Turku

— 2 nights
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 don'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, then examine the collection at Turku Biological Museum, then examine 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 23°C during the day and 12°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

Find places to stay Aug 5 — 7:

Helsinki

— 4 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

Head to Market Square Kauppatori and Stockmann Department Storefor some retail therapy. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and The National Museum of Finland. Pack the 10th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Explore Helsinki further: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, get a taste of the local shopping with Hakaniemi Market, and steep yourself in history at Mannerheim Museum.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki tour itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 11:

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."