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
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Sotkamo
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​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.
Escape the urban bustle at Rauhaniemi Beach and Viikinsaari Island. see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's much more to do: stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and pause for some serene contemplation at Kalevan Church.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Tampere itinerary maker site .

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Tampere. In September, Tampere is slightly colder than London - with highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums, #Childrens Museums
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Viikinsaari Island ©
Viikinsaari Island
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Step out of the city life by going to Vepsa Island and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. When in Turku, make a side trip to see Kurjenrahka National Park in Poytya, approximately 56 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, make a trip to Kultaranta Garden, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Turku trip planner .

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In September, daytime highs in Turku are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Naantali, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 18th (Tue), stop by Porin Kauppahalli, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), then make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach.

Plan a Pori trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Pori

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

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Mustasaari trip builder site .

Getting from Pori to Mustasaari by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Mustasaari

#Wildlife, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
night
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): go for a walk through Jyrkkakosken Ruukki and then explore the striking landscape of Venajanhiekka. On your second day here, stroll through Hiukka, then take some stellar pictures from Vuokatinvaara, and then enjoy some friendly competition at Vuokatti Bowling.

Before you visit Sotkamo, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Mustasaari to Sotkamo takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Sotkamo

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trips

Vuokatti, Venajanhiekka, Jyrkkakosken Ruukki
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Hiukka ©
Hiukka
Jyrkkakosken Ruukki ©
Jyrkkakosken Ruukki

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Pack the 26th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, take a stroll through Ullanlinna, make a trip to Senate Square, and stroll through The Esplanadi Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planning app .

Explore your travel options from Sotkamo to Helsinki with the Route module. In September, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Historic Sites
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Hietaranta Beach ©
Hietaranta Beach

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