17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland journey planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Pori
— 1 night
Drive
4
Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Mantta-Vilppula
— 1 night
Drive
6
Mikkeli
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Kouvola
— 2 nights
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Helsinki

— 4 nights

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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Temppeliaukio Church and Katajanokka. The adventure continues: hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, buy something for everyone on your list at Kamppi Shopping Centre, stop by Artisaani, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Helsinki trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Paris, France to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to Helsinki is 1 hour. Traveling from Paris in July, things will get little chillier in Helsinki: highs are around 25°C and lows about 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 3:

Turku

— 3 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku Castle and Old Rauma will appeal to history buffs. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Kauppakeskus Mylly and Ruokapuoti Lumo. Change things up with a short trip to Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island in Rauma (about 1h 20 min away). There's much more to do: make a trip to Naantali Old Town, view the masterpieces at Turun Taidehalli, stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Turku trip simple and quick.

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 3 — 6:

Pori

— 1 night
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 7th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), then enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Pori Art Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Pori tour itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 7:

Tampere

— 3 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Laukko Manor and Vitikkala Manor are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Head to Haihara Art Centre and Galleria Rongafor some retail therapy. Change things up with these side-trips from Tampere: Holy Cross Church (in Parola) and Hauhon kirkko (in Hameenlinna). There's still lots to do: boost your wellbeing at Tullin Sauna, enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Tampere road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Pori to Tampere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Tampere sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Mantta-Vilppula.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 7 — 10:

Mantta-Vilppula

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Keuruu, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Church of Keuruu, then admire the masterpieces at Serlachius Museum Gustaf, and finally admire the masterpieces at Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Mantta-Vilppula driving holiday planning site.

You can drive from Tampere to Mantta-Vilppula in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Mantta-Vilppula are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Mantta-Vilppula

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 10 — 11:

Mikkeli

— 2 nights
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 12th (Wed), get a taste of the local shopping with Art Centre Salmela, then steep yourself in history at The Astuvansalmi rock paintings, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. George Church. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Communications Centre Lokki, shop like a local with Mikkelin Valokuvakeskus, pause for some serene contemplation at Mikkeli Rural Parish Church, tour or see a show at Konsertti-ja Kongressitalo Mikaeli, then stop by Stella, and finally appreciate the history behind Mannerheim Statue.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Mikkeli trip itinerary website.

Drive from Mantta-Vilppula to Mikkeli in 3 hours. August in Mikkeli sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kouvola.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 11 — 13:

Kouvola

— 2 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): take a stroll around Ankkapurha Cultural Park, then take in the exciting artwork at Art Gallery Merila, then make a trip to Linden Esplanade, and finally see the interesting displays at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill and then relax and rejuvenate at Tykkimaen Sauna.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kouvola tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Mikkeli to Kouvola takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daytime highs in Kouvola are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 13 — 15:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."