16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Turku
— 3 nights
2
Tampere
— 4 nights
3
Joensuu
— 3 nights
4
Helsinki
— 5 nights

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Vepsa Island and Bike Rental - by Carfield. Get outdoors at The Archipelago Trail and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. There's lots more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Abo Akademi, ponder the design of Harmonia, and have fun at Adventure Park.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Turku tour builder website.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Turku is an approximately 11-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv in August, expect nights in Turku to be cooler, around °C, while days are a bit cooler, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kultaranta Garden, Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Kauppakeskus Mylly ©
Kauppakeskus Mylly

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Marttinen and Rauhaniemi Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Laukko Manor and Galleria Ronga. Step out of Tampere to go to Hameenlinna and see Evo Hiking Area, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church, step off the mainland to explore Viikinsaari Island, and stop by Tallipihan Suklaapuoti.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Tampere road trip app.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Tampere are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Marttinen, Evo Hiking Area, Laukko Manor
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Marttinen ©
Marttinen
Evo Hiking Area ©
Evo Hiking Area

3
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Explore hidden gems such as Paha-Koli Hill and Utransaari/ The Utra Island. Take a break from the city and head to Akka-Koli Hill and Utra Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Joensuu side-trips: Rasavaara Observation tower (in Koli National Park) and Koli (Koli Nature Centre Ukko & Koli Shop Retkitupa). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko and make a trip to Joensuu Church.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Joensuu day trip planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Joensuu in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Joensuu

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Koli
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Koli Shop Retkitupa ©
Koli Shop Retkitupa

5
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bellevue Beach and Lehman. Discover out-of-the-way places like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa). Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Brunberg Candy Factory Shop (in Porvoo), Sapokka Water Garden (in Kotka) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Hakaniemi Market, have some family-friendly fun at True VR, enjoy the sand and surf at Aurlahti Beach, and explore the world behind art at Design Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki day trip site.

Explore your travel options from Joensuu to Helsinki with the Route module. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kotka, Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, Nuuksio National Park, Aurlahti Beach, Bellevue Beach
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Hakaniemi Market ©
Hakaniemi Market

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