16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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16 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
2
Naantali
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Ahtari
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Harma
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Oulu
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Phoenix

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.
Kids will enjoy Linnanmaki Amusement Park and The Swimming Stadium. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Heureka in Vantaa, about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki journey maker site .

Phoenix, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Phoenix to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Phoenix in July, expect Helsinki to be much colder, temps between 71°F and 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Naantali.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Heureka
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

2
nights
Naantali

Naantali ©
Naantali is a town in south-western Finland, known as one of the most important tourist centres of the country. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, find something for the whole family at Vaski Adventure Island, and then have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World. On your second day here, stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then hike along The Archipelago Trail.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Naantali sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Naantali takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Naantali

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trip

Turku
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Herrainpaivat Beach, make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Pori day trip planning app .

Getting from Naantali to Pori by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

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

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Ahvenisto. Change things up with a short trip to Viihdeuimala Vesihelmi in Forssa (about 1h 25 min away). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Tampere route planning app .

Traveling by car from Pori to Tampere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in July, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Ahtari.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Theme Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ahvenisto, Viihdeuimala Vesihelmi
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Ahvenisto ©
Ahvenisto
Viihdeuimala Vesihelmi ©
Viihdeuimala Vesihelmi

1
night
Ahtari

Ahtari ©
Ähtäri is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the Southern Ostrobothnia region. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Ahtari Zoo.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Ahtari attractions planning tool .

Getting from Tampere to Ahtari by car takes about 2 hours. July in Ahtari sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Harma.

Things to do in Ahtari

Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Ahtari Zoo ©
Ahtari Zoo

1
night
Harma

Harma ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): get in on the family fun at Powerpark.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Harma journey builder .

You can drive from Ahtari to Harma in 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Harma are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time for travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Harma

Theme Parks
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Powerpark ©
Powerpark

2
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): get curious at Tietomaa and then kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach. On your second day here, stroll around Ainolan Puisto and then walk around Hupisaaret Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Oulu route maker app .

You can drive from Harma to Oulu in 4 hours. In July, daytime highs in Oulu are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Childrens Museums Museums
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Tietomaa ©
Tietomaa
Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park

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