16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 8 nights
Drive
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Porvoo
— 2 nights
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Hameenlinna
— 2 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 3 nights
Drive

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Helsinki

Daughter of the Baltic

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 outdoors at Nuuksio National Park and Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula). Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Temppeliaukio Church and The Esplanadi Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Vantaa (Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto & Heureka) and Arctic Expedition (in Espoo). There's still lots to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, find something for the whole family at Linnanmaki Amusement Park, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary maker website.

If you are flying in from United Arab Emirates, the closest major aiports are Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Turku Airport and Tampere-Pirkkala Airport. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. On the 16th (Fri), you'll travel to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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2
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Porvoo

Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, then make a trip to Porvoo Old Town, then admire the striking features of Cathedral of Porvoo, and finally steep yourself in history at Castle Hill.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Porvoo travel route planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Porvoo in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Porvoo can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Hameenlinna.

Things to do in Porvoo

Theme Parks · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Hameenlinna

Hämeenlinna is a city and municipality of about inhabitants in the heart of the historical province of Häme in the south of Finland. On the 19th (Mon), walk around Aulanko, then try out the rides at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, and then explore the historical opulence of Hame Castle. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Hauhon kirkko and then steep yourself in history at Birthplace of Jean Sibelius.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Hameenlinna trip planner.

Drive from Porvoo to Hameenlinna in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Hameenlinna are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Turku.

Things to do in Hameenlinna

Parks · Museums · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kids will enjoy Bellevue Beach and Moomin World. Get some historical perspective at Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turku: Rauma (The Church of the Holy Cross & Old Rauma). Next up on the itinerary: browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli and hike along The Archipelago Trail.

To find out how to plan a trip to Turku, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Hameenlinna to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."