17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 11 nights
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Vaasa
— 1 night
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Tampere
— 2 nights

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

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.
Get some historical perspective at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The Esplanadi Park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Temppeliaukio Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area (in Kouvola), Kotka (Santalahti Nature Trail, Riverside Park, &more) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). Spend the 13th (Fri) exploring nature at Teijo National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Helsinki road trip planning site.

Sydney, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 23-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Sydney to Helsinki. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): examine the collection at Vaasa Car & Motor Museum, then see the interesting displays at Terranova, then examine the collection at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Bock’s Corner Brewery.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Vaasa tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Helsinki to Vaasa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries
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Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum ©
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum
Vaasa Car & Motor Museum ©
Vaasa Car & Motor Museum
Bock’s Corner Brewery ©
Bock’s Corner Brewery

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Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere day trip planning site.

You can take a train from Vaasa to Tampere in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. August in Tampere sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Spas
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

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