18 days in Finland Itinerary

18 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Porvoo
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Porvoo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 1 night
Drive
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Tampere
— 3 nights
Train
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Vaasa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Oulu
— 1 night
Drive
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Kemi
— 2 nights
Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly

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Porvoo

Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Explore Porvoo's surroundings by going to Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area (in Kouvola), Kotka (Riverside Park, Sibelius Park, &more) and Hiidenkirnut (in Askola). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Porvoo Old Town, contemplate the long history of The Runeberg Home, and enjoy the sea views from Söderskärin majakka.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Porvoo trip builder app.

Melbourne, Australia to Porvoo is an approximately 24-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 8 hours. In July, Porvoo is somewhat warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Porvoo

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 14 — 17:

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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Turku trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Porvoo to Turku takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 18:

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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tampere: Visavuori (in Valkeakoski) and Parola (Holy Cross Church & The Parola Armour Museum). Pack the 21st (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, see the interesting displays at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere road trip planning site.

Drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 18 — 21:

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Vaasa

Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri): take in the views from Raippaluodon Silta, make a splash at Tropiclandia, pause for some serene contemplation at Mustasaaren kirkko, then see the interesting displays at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, and finally kick your exploration up a notch at Zip Adventure Park.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Vaasa driving holiday planner.

Getting from Tampere to Vaasa by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July in Vaasa, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Oulu.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 21 — 23:

1
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Oulu

Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Nallikari Beach, then take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Garden, University of Oulu, then walk around Hupisaaret Park, and finally walk around Ainolan Puisto.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Oulu trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Vaasa to Oulu in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Kemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 24:

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Kemi

Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kemi Church, take an in-depth tour of The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley, then cast your line with Nordic Safaris, then stroll through Kukkolankoski, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), then head off the coast to Perameren Kansallispuisto, then play a few rounds at Tornio Golf, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Tornion vesitorni.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kemi online trip planner.

Getting from Oulu to Kemi by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July in Kemi, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kemi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 24 — 26:

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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.
Pack the 30th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, don't miss a visit to The Esplanadi Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Kemi to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 30:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.