18 days in Finland Itinerary

18 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Bristol
+2
Train + Fly + Train:  9 h
1
Tampere
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  30 min
3
Naantali
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Hanko
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6 h 30 min
5
Lieksa
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5 h
6
Porvoo
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h
7
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  8 h
End: Bristol

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 17th (Tue), find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and then stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Tampere trip website.

Bristol, UK to Tampere is an approximately 9.5- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Tampere are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Theme Parks
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Spas

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): tour in harmony with nature at Bike Rental - by Carfield, get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, then learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and finally stay fit while traveling at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, and then trek along The Archipelago Trail.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Turku trip planner.

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Turku are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Naantali.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Old Rauma
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre ©
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre

2
nights
Naantali

Naantali ©
Naantali is a town in south-western Finland, known as one of the most important tourist centres of the country. Appreciate the collections at Louhisaari Manor and Soderlangvik Gard. Explore Naantali's surroundings by going to Uusikaupunki (Automobile Museum & Bonk Museum). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kultaranta Garden, have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, and take an in-depth tour of Naantali museum.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Naantali tour itinerary builder tool.

Naantali is just a stone's throw from Turku. In September, daytime highs in Naantali are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Hanko.

Things to do in Naantali

Museums Neighborhoods Fun & Games

Side Trips

Uusikaupunki, Louhisaari Manor, Soderlangvik Gard
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Louhisaari Manor ©
Louhisaari Manor
Soderlangvik Gard
Soderlangvik Gard
Bonk Museum ©
Bonk Museum

1
night
Hanko

Hanko ©
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Hanko Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Hanko Water Tower, and then kick back and relax at Bellevue Beach.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Hanko day trip planning tool.

Getting from Naantali to Hanko by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Hanko

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Hanko Museum ©
Hanko Museum
Hanko Water Tower
Hanko Water Tower

4
nights
Lieksa

Lieksa ©
Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. Let the collections at Pielisen Museum and Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma capture your imagination. Visiting Ukko-Koli Hill and Venajanhiekka will get you outdoors. Explore Lieksa's surroundings by going to Joensuu (Kauppakeskus Iso Myy & Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni), Old Mine Mining Museum (in Outokumpu) and Koli National Park (Rasavaara Observation tower, Uhrihalkeama, &more). There's more to do: examine the collection at Koli Nature Centre Ukko.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Lieksa trip itinerary planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hanko to Lieksa. In September, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Porvoo.

Things to do in Lieksa

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Joensuu, Venajanhiekka, Old Mine Mining Museum, Koli Nature Centre Ukko
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Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma ©
Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail

2
nights
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, then visit a coastal fixture at Söderskärin majakka, then don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town, and finally revel in the low prices at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, take in the dramatic natural features at Hiidenkirnut, then see the interesting displays at Porvoo Museum/Holm House, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Porvoo.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Porvoo trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lieksa to Porvoo. In September, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Helsinki.

Things to do in Porvoo

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hiidenkirnut, Arboretum Mustila, Linden Esplanade
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Hiidenkirnut ©
Hiidenkirnut
Porvoo Museum/Holm House ©
Porvoo Museum/Holm House

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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.
On the 1st (Tue), stroll around Nuuksio National Park and then get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then take a stroll through Katajanokka, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Porvoo to Helsinki takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum

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