16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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16 days in Finland Itinerary

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
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Pori
— 1 night
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. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Mustasaari trip itinerary maker app .

Newark, USA to Mustasaari is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Newark to Mustasaari due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Newark in August; daily highs in Mustasaari reach 66°F and lows reach 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
night
Sotkamo

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

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Sotkamo day trip planning tool .

Drive from Mustasaari to Sotkamo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in August, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to 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. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): hit the slopes at Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center, then ponder the design of Musical Fountain, and then get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Lahti day trip planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sotkamo to Lahti. In August, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Lahti

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Viikinsaari Island, kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: look and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Tampere travel planner.

Traveling by car from Lahti to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Tampere, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Theme Parks 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. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): stop by Patakirppis, then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, and then make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Pori holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Pori takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Pori, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Beaches 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.
Visit Turku Castle and Kuusisto Manor for their historical value. Escape the urban bustle at Vepsa Island and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Change things up with a short trip to Kurjenrahka National Park in Poytya (about 58 minutes away). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Turku vacation builder website .

Traveling by car from Pori to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kurjenrahka National Park, Kauppakeskus Mylly, Kuusisto Manor
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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.
Shop till you drop at Old Market Hall and Marimekko. Visit Fortress of Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral for their historical value. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Rock Church, enjoy some friendly competition at Flamingo Entertainment Centre, take a stroll through Ullanlinna, and stroll through Aurinkolahti Beach.

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

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in September, and nighttime lows around 45°F. On the 8th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

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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