18 days in Finland Itinerary

18 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland holiday planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Lahti
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Lahti
— 1 night
Drive
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Tampere
— 4 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pori
— 1 night
Drive
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Mustasaari
— 2 nights
Drive to Vaasa Airport, Fly to Helsinki
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Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly

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Lahti

— 1 night
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. On the 2nd (Thu), admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain, get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall, and then perfect your strike at Hohtokeila Lahti.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Lahti trip itinerary maker tool.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Lahti is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Lahti is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Dubai in August, expect Lahti to be much colder, temps between 23°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Lahti

Shopping · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 2:

Tampere

— 4 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Visiting Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto and Rauhaniemi Beach will get you outdoors. Kids will enjoy Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Hiekka Art Museum, stop by Hameenkatu, get outside with FUN53 Charter, and kick back and relax at Suolijarvi Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Tampere attractions planning tool.

Traveling by car from Lahti to Tampere takes 2 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 2 — 6:

Turku

— 3 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get outdoors at Kurjenrahka National Park and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Attractions like Moomin World and Turku Castle make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Turku tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 6 — 9:

Pori

— 1 night
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 10th (Fri), stop by Patakirppis and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Pori online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Pori takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Pori, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 10:

Mustasaari

— 2 nights
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Mustasaari travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Pori to Mustasaari takes 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 10 — 12:
Highlights from your trip

Helsinki

— 6 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.
For shopping fun, head to Old Market Hall or Kamppi Shopping Centre. Kids will enjoy Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. Pack the 15th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and stop by Marimekko.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Helsinki road trip planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mustasaari to Helsinki. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 12 — 18:

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."