16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Pori
— 1 night
Drive
4
Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive to Joensuu Airport, Fly to Amritsar

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Helsinki

— 4 nights

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Market Square Kauppatori and ARTag Gallery. Take a break from the city and head to Nuuksio National Park and Hietaranta Beach. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and buy something for everyone on your list at Kamppi Shopping Centre.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Helsinki online journey planner.

Amritsar, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Amritsar to Helsinki is minus 3.5 hours. Traveling from Amritsar in July, expect Helsinki to be colder, temps between 25°C and 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

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Turku

— 3 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Head to Kauppakeskus Mylly and Turun Kauppahallifor plenty of shopping. Step out of the city life by going to Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and Vepsa Island. Go for a jaunt from Turku to Pernio to see Teijo National Park about 1h 20 min away.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Turku trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In July in Turku, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 5 — 8:

Pori

— 1 night
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): shop like a local with Pori Art Museum and then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Pori trip app.

Getting from Turku to Pori by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July in Pori, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 9:

Tampere

— 3 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Do your shopping at Galleria Ronga and Keittioelamaa. Get in touch with nature at Rauhaniemi Beach and Riihiniemen Uimaranta. Take a break from Tampere with a short trip to Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto in Ylojarvi, about 56 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Hatanpaa Arboretum and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Tampere trip tool.

Getting from Pori to Tampere by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July in Tampere, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 9 — 12:

Koli National Park

— 3 nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Paha-Koli Hill and Ukko-Koli Hill. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Akka-Koli Hill, look for gifts at Koli Shop Retkitupa, contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, and hike along Kasken Kierros Nature Trail.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Koli National Park online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Koli National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 12 — 15:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."