16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Marseille
Fly + Train:  9 h
1
Tampere
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Vaasa
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
5
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4 h 15 min
6
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  8 h
End: Marseille

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Relax by the water at Riihiniemen Uimaranta and Rauhaniemi Beach. When in Tampere, make a side trip to see Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto in Ylojarvi, approximately Ylojarvi away. Pack the 6th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. It doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

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Marseille, France to Tampere is an approximately 10- hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Marseille to Tampere, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Marseille in August, expect Tampere to be slightly colder, temps between 23°C and 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 7th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then kick back and relax at Vepsa Island. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, and then take a stroll through Naantali Old Town.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku trip maker tool.

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Naantali
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Palace of Junnelius, then kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, and then stroll through Yyteri Beach.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Pori road trip app.

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Vaasa.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach

2
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Hietasaaren uimaranta, see the interesting displays at Terranova, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Bock’s Corner Brewery.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Vaasa trip maker website.

You can drive from Pori to Vaasa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Vaasa sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Hietasaaren uimaranta ©
Hietasaaren uimaranta
Bock’s Corner Brewery ©
Bock’s Corner Brewery

2
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Escape the urban bustle at Ukko-Koli Hill and Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail. The adventure continues: hike along Paha-Koli Hill, explore the striking landscape at Uhrihalkeama, delve into the lush surroundings at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, and explore the activities along Pielinen.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Koli National Park itinerary planner.

You can drive from Vaasa to Koli National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. August in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill

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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.
Popular historic sites such as Temppeliaukio Church and Helsinki Cathedral are in your itinerary. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately Espoo away. Pack the 18th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take a stroll through Ullanlinna, and stop by Katajanokka.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Koli National Park to Helsinki. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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