16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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16 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Amritsar
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Amritsar

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Nuuksio National Park and Hietaranta Beach. For shopping fun, head to Market Square Kauppatori or ARTag Gallery. The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and make a trip to Senate Square.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online tour planner .

Amritsar, India to Helsinki is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Amritsar in July; daily highs in Helsinki reach 25°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Market Square Kauppatori ©
Market Square Kauppatori

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get in touch with nature at Teijo national park and Vepsa Island. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Kauppakeskus Mylly and Turun Kauppahalli. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku online sightseeing planner .

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Teijo National Park, Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
Kauppakeskus Mylly ©
Kauppakeskus Mylly
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): view the masterpieces at Pori Art Museum and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Pori holiday planner .

Getting from Turku to Pori by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Pori are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Pori Art Museum ©
Pori Art Museum

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Take a break from the city and head to Riihiniemen Uimaranta and Rauhaniemi Beach. Shop till you drop at Keittioelamaa and Galleria Ronga. Step out of Tampere with an excursion to Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto in Ylojarvi--about 1h 10 min away. It doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Tampere trip planner .

You can drive from Pori to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

3
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Step out of the city life by going to Paha-Koli Hill and Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Tampere to Koli National Park by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly. In July, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

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