18 days in Finland Itinerary

18 days in Finland Itinerary

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Tampere
— 4 nights
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Turku
— 3 nights
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Oulu
— 2 nights
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Helsinki
— 6 nights

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Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Do your shopping at Laukko Manor and Galleria Ronga. St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa and Birthplace of Jean Sibelius will appeal to history buffs. Explore Tampere's surroundings by going to Pihamaa Estate & Winery (in Asikkala), Oravivuori Triangulation Tower (in Korpilahti) and Evo Hiking Area (in Hameenlinna). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church, get engrossed in the history at Visavuori, enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and browse the range of quality goods at City Sokos.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere road trip planning website.

Auckland, New Zealand to Tampere is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 10 hours. When traveling from Auckland in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Tampere: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

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World heritage site
Petajavesi Old Church
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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Martinkirkko and Abo Akademi will appeal to history buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Vepsa Island and The Archipelago Trail. And it doesn't end there: walk around Kupittaa Park, grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, admire the striking features of Kuusisto Manor, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Turku travel planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

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Hiking Trail
The Archipelago Trail
4.6
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Church
Martinkirkko
4.2
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Beach
Vepsa Island
4.0

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Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, walk around Hupisaaret Park, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Haukipudas Church and then browse the different shops at Ideapark Oulu.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Oulu visit planning app.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Turku to Oulu takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Oulu can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Oulu

Shopping · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

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Shopping Mall
Ideapark Oulu
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Spa
Spas
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Helsinki

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.
Head to Hakaniemi Market and Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa)for some retail therapy. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Cathedral of Porvoo. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki), Brunberg Candy Factory Shop (in Porvoo) and Kotka (Linden Esplanade & Sapokka Water Garden). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Mannerheim Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Marian Kirkko, view the masterpieces at Galleria Lapinlahti, and wander the streets of Katajanokka.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary builder tool.

Fly from Oulu to Helsinki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 19th (Wed), you're off to home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Must see
Hakaniemi Market
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Historic Site
Mannerheim Museum
4.5