18 days in Finland Itinerary

18 days in Finland Itinerary

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18 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Muscat
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Turku
— 3 nights
2
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Tampere
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
5
Helsinki
— 7 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Muscat

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Bring the kids along to Moomin World and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Go for a jaunt from Turku to Poytya to see Kurjenrahka National Park about 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: trek along The Archipelago Trail, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, and see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Turku trip planner .

Muscat, Oman to Turku is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. In July, Turku is colder than Muscat - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach and then buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Puuvilla.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Pori day trip planning tool .

Getting from Turku to Pori by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Pori are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Kauppakeskus Puuvilla ©
Kauppakeskus Puuvilla

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Mustasaari holiday planning app .

You can drive from Pori to Mustasaari in 3 hours. In July in Mustasaari, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Visiting Suolijarvi Beach and Rauhaniemi Beach will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tampere: Virrat (Killinkoski Church & Marttinen). see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vanha Kirkko.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip builder tool .

Drive from Mustasaari to Tampere in 4 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Virrat
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Marttinen ©
Marttinen

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fortress of Suomenlinna and Rock Church. Get outdoors at Aurinkolahti Beach and Pihlajasaari Recreational Park. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately 48 minutes away. Pack the 18th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hietaranta Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), make a trip to Senate Square, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip builder .

You can take a train from Tampere to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Helsinki are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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