16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
2
Sotkamo
— 2 nights
3
Mustasaari
— 1 day
4
Pori
— 1 night
5
Turku
— 2 nights
6
Tampere
— 2 nights

6
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Nuuksio National Park and Aurinkolahti Beach. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Valkmusa National Park in Siltakyla--about 1h 50 min away. Pack the 24th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, head off the coast to Pihlajasaari Recreational Park, explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki online vacation planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Zurich to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zurich in August, you will find days in Helsinki are slightly colder (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Valkmusa National Park, Nuuksio National Park
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Valkmusa National Park ©
Valkmusa National Park

2
nights
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): kick back and relax at Hiukka and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Venajanhiekka. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Hiidenportti National Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Sotkamo trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Helsinki to Sotkamo with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Venajanhiekka
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Hiidenportti National Park ©
Hiidenportti National Park

1
day
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Mustasaari day trip app.

You can drive from Sotkamo to Mustasaari in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. August in Mustasaari sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Pori.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), thenshop like a local with Pori Art Museum, thenmake a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, and finally kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Pori using our trip planner.

You can drive from Mustasaari to Pori in 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

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Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko) ©
Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko)
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Vepsa Island, thenexplore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Kurjenrahka National Park, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, and then take a stroll through Naantali Old Town.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Turku journey maker site.

You can drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. August in Turku sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Naantali Old Town, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): stroll through Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Tampere trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

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