17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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17 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
train:  2​h 45​min
1
Imatra
— Few hours
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Helsinki
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Turku
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
7
Muonio
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Helsinki

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hours
Imatra

Imatra ©
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Imatra trip itinerary builder .

Helsinki to Imatra is an approximately 3-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Imatra are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Imatra

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Imatrankoski Church ©
Imatrankoski Church

7
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.
Get in touch with nature at Aurinkolahti Beach and Nuuksio National Park. Pack the 11th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hietaranta Beach, meet the residents at Korkeasaari Zoo, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Imatra to Helsinki by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. May in Helsinki sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Theme Parks

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Hietaranta Beach ©
Hietaranta Beach
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park

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nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Visiting Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and The Archipelago Trail will get you outdoors. Take a break from Turku with a short trip to Kurjenrahka National Park in Poytya, about 54 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, and have fun at Moomin World.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Turku trip planner .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Turku are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trips

Moomin World, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 18th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vanha Kirkko, then stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Suolijarvi Beach. Keep things going the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Nasinneula Tower, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then see the interesting displays at Lenin Museum, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Tampere tour builder website .

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Vanha Kirkko ©
Vanha Kirkko

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night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): admire the striking features of Palace of Junnelius, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), then make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, and finally kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Pori tour itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Tampere to Pori takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Pori

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Mustasaari trip planner .

Getting from Pori to Mustasaari by car takes about 3 hours. In May in Mustasaari, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Mustasaari

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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1
night
Muonio

Muonio ©
Muonio is a municipality of Finland.The town is located in far northern Finland above the Arctic Circle on the country's western border, within the area of the former Lappi province. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Muonio attractions planner.

You can drive from Mustasaari to Muonio in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Mustasaari in May: high temperatures in Muonio hover around 9°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Muonio

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Keimiotunturi Fell ©
Keimiotunturi Fell

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