18 days in Finland Itinerary

18 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip 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
Drive
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Mustasaari
— 2 nights
Drive to Vaasa Airport, Fly to Helsinki
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Helsinki
— 7 nights
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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), have some family-friendly fun at Lahti Minigolf Centre Laune, then get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall, and then perfect your strike at Hohtokeila Lahti.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Lahti journey planning site.

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. In August, Lahti is cooler than Dubai - with highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Lahti

Fun & Games · Shopping
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Tampere

— 4 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Hatanpaa Arboretum and Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. Take a break from the city and head to Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto and Rauhaniemi Beach. Pack the 4th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, see the interesting displays at Spy Museum, take an in-depth tour of Emil Aaltosen Museo, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Suolijarvi Beach.

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Drive from Lahti to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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Turku

— 3 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 7th (Tue), kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, get your game on at Moomin World, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park. Keep things going the next day: browse the collection at Turku City Library, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Turku tour itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 6 — 9:

Pori

Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): stroll through Yyteri Beach.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Pori trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Pori are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Pori

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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Mustasaari

— 2 nights
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. On the 10th (Fri), explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find out how to plan a trip to Mustasaari, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Pori to Mustasaari takes 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Mustasaari can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Helsinki

— 7 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.
Head to Old Market Hall and Marttiini Senaatintorifor plenty of shopping. Attractions like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). Pack the 14th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach, and buy something for everyone on your list at Flamingo Entertainment Center.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki itinerary builder site.

Explore your travel options from Mustasaari to Helsinki with the Route module. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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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."