16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  19 h 30 min
1
Mustasaari
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6 h 30 min
2
Akaslompolo
— 1 day
+2
Shuttle + Foot + Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Tampere
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
6
Lahti
— 1 night
Train:  1 h
7
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  16 h 45 min
End: Newark

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. On the 25th (Sat), take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Edvinin Taidepuisto Ja Korsukyla, then kick back and relax at Hietasaaren uimaranta, and then snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Mustasaari journey planner.

Newark, USA to Mustasaari is an approximately 19.5- hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Newark to Mustasaari, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Newark in August; daily highs in Mustasaari reach 66°F and lows reach 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Vaasa
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Hietasaaren uimaranta ©
Hietasaaren uimaranta

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day
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then head outdoors with Seven Fells Up.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Akaslompolo trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mustasaari to Akaslompolo. In August, daytime highs in Akaslompolo are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Safaris
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. Do some cultural sightseeing at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Change things up with a short trip to Kurjenrahka National Park in Poytya (about 46 minutes away). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, trek along The Archipelago Trail, browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly, and browse the collection at Turku City Library.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Akaslompolo to Turku in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Akaslompolo in August: highs in Turku hover around 68°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Kurjenrahka National Park, Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Puuvilla, examine the collection at Villa Mairea, and then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach.

To see maps and other tourist information, read Pori day trip planning website.

Drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Villa Mairea
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Villa Mairea ©
Villa Mairea
Kauppakeskus Puuvilla ©
Kauppakeskus Puuvilla

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 1st (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Vanha Kirkko, then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Suolijarvi Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: laugh and play at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

Start your trip to Tampere by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Pori to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to take a train to Lahti.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Vanha Kirkko ©
Vanha Kirkko

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night
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): fly down the slopes at Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center, admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain, and then take a stroll around Sibelius Hall.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Lahti road trip planning tool.

Take a train from Tampere to Lahti in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Lahti are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lahti

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center
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Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall
Musical Fountain ©
Musical Fountain

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.
Get in touch with nature at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Popular historic sites such as Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, visit Ullanlinna, hunt for treasures at Old Market Hall, and stop by Marimekko Oyj.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki sightseeing tool.

Traveling by train from Lahti to Helsinki takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In September in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 45°F at night. On the 8th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Flamingo Entertainment Center
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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