16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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

1
day
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

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Newark, USA to Mustasaari is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Mustasaari is 7 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Newark in August: high temperatures in Mustasaari hover around 66°F and lows are around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site

1
night
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. On the 26th (Sun), stroll through Hiukka and then enjoy the sand and surf at Venajanhiekka. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hiidenportti National Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sotkamo day trip website.

Traveling by car from Mustasaari to Sotkamo takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. August in Sotkamo sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Lahti.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Venajanhiekka
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Hiidenportti National Park ©
Hiidenportti National Park

1
night
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center, thenponder the design of Musical Fountain, and then take a stroll around Sibelius Hall.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Lahti online attractions planner.

Explore your travel options from Sotkamo to Lahti with the Route module. In August, daytime highs in Lahti are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Lahti

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): head off the coast to Viikinsaari Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

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You can drive from Lahti to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Viikinsaari Island ©
Viikinsaari Island

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 31st (Fri), look for gifts at Patakirppis, kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, and then don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Pori trip builder website.

Getting from Tampere to Pori by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Pori are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Patakirppis ©
Patakirppis
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Turku Castle and Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. Escape the urban bustle at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and Vepsa Island. Step out of Turku to go to Poytya and see Kurjenrahka National Park, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and steep yourself in history at Kuusisto Manor.

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Traveling by car from Pori to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Turku sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Kurjenrahka National Park, Kuusisto Manor, Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Visiting Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and take a stroll through Ullanlinna.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Helsinki vacation planning tool.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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