18 days in Finland Itinerary

18 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Espoo
1
Espoo
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Turku
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Vaasa
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
5
Kuopio
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
6
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Train:  30 min
End: Espoo

3
nights
Espoo

Espoo ©
Espoo is the second largest city and municipality in Finland. Explore Espoo's surroundings by going to Hame Castle (in Hameenlinna) and Rapola Ridge (in Valkeakoski). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Nuuksio National Park, engage your brain at Heureka, get all the information you need at Haltia, and examine the collection at The Finnish Museum of Horology.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Espoo trip planning app.

If you are flying in from Sri Lanka, the closest major aiport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Espoo

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Heureka, Hame Castle, Kirkkonummen kirkko, Rapola Ridge
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Laajalahti Nature Reserve ©
Laajalahti Nature Reserve
Espoo Cathedral ©
Espoo Cathedral

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Step out of Turku to go to Pernio and see Teijo National Park, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, have fun at Adventure Park, explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, and take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Turku online itinerary builder.

Getting from Espoo to Turku by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Naantali, Teijo National Park
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, then walk around Kirjurinluoto, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

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You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Old Rauma
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Kirjurinluoto ©
Kirjurinluoto

2
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site and then sample the tasty concoctions at Bock’s Corner Brewery.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Vaasa online itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Pori to Vaasa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Vaasa sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum ©
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum
Bock’s Corner Brewery ©
Bock’s Corner Brewery

3
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 22nd (Thu), explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi, then take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at New Valamo Monastery.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kuopio trip itinerary maker tool.

Fly from Vaasa to Kuopio in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kuopio

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

New Valamo Monastery
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New Valamo Monastery ©
New Valamo Monastery
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall

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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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki journey builder site.

Traveling by flight from Kuopio to Helsinki takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 27th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka

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