16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 8 nights
Bus:  1 h
2
Porvoo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Hameenlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
End: Helsinki

8
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.
Get outdoors at Nuuksio National Park and Arctic Expedition. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The Esplanadi Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula) (in Tuusula) and Vantaa (Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto & Heureka). Next up on the itinerary: browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Korkeasaari Zoo, get interesting insight from Tours, and browse the different shops at Kamppi Shopping Centre.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Helsinki trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

If you are flying in from United Arab Emirates, the closest major aiport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. You'll set off for Porvoo on the 16th (Fri).

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Vantaa, Espoo, Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula)
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Porvoo

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.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Porvoo travel route planner.

You can take a bus from Helsinki to Porvoo in an hour. Other options are to drive; 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 Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Arboretum Mustila, Tykkimaki Amusement Park
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Tykkimaki Amusement Park ©
Tykkimaki Amusement Park
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Castle Hill ©
Castle Hill

2
nights
Hameenlinna

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 traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Hameenlinna trip planner.

Drive from Porvoo to Hameenlinna in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Sarkanniemi Theme Park
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Birthplace of Jean Sibelius ©
Birthplace of Jean Sibelius
Hauhon kirkko ©
Hauhon kirkko

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kids will enjoy Moomin World and Bellevue Beach. Get some historical perspective at Turku Castle and Old Rauma. Take a break from Turku with a short trip to The Church of the Holy Cross in Rauma, about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, and trek along The Archipelago Trail.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Turku planner.

You can drive from Hameenlinna to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rauma, Moomin World, Bellevue Beach
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach

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