17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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17 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + train:  7​h 15​min
1
Tampere
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
Saariselka
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: London

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Step out of the city life by going to Suolijarvi Beach and Rauhaniemi Beach. see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. The adventure continues: stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Aleksanterin Kirkko, head outdoors with FUN53 Charter, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Vanha Kirkko.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Tampere sightseeing planner .

London, UK to Tampere is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Childrens Museums
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Vanha Kirkko ©
Vanha 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Turku Castle and Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and Kurjenrahka National Park. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, have fun at Moomin World, hike along The Archipelago Trail, and delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Turku road trip planning tool .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Moomin World, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 31st (Tue), browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Puuvilla, then don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, and then stroll through Yyteri Beach.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Pori tour planner.

Getting from Turku to Pori by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum
Kauppakeskus Puuvilla ©
Kauppakeskus Puuvilla

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Mustasaari trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Pori to Mustasaari in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): have fun at Action Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Saariselka day trip planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mustasaari to Saariselka. August in Saariselka sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Fun & Games Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Aurinkolahti Beach and Helsinki Zoo. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fortress of Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Pack the 7th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, wander the streets of Ullanlinna, and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki planning tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Saariselka in August, with highs in Helsinki at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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