18 days in Finland Itinerary

18 days in Finland Itinerary

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18 days in Finland Itinerary

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

3
nights
Espoo

Espoo ©
Espoo is the second largest city and municipality in Finland. Get out of town with these interesting Espoo side-trips: Hame Castle (in Hameenlinna) and Rapola Ridge (in Valkeakoski). Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kirkkonummen kirkko, cool off at Serena Water Park, and engage your brain at Heureka.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Espoo online route planner .

If you are flying in from Sri Lanka, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In August, daily temperatures in Espoo can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Espoo

Parks Theme Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Teijo National Park in Pernio (about 1h 15 min away). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, tour in harmony with nature at Bike Rental - by Carfield, and get your game on at Moomin World.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Turku online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Espoo to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Parks Historic Sites

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
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Pori

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

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Pori itinerary maker .

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car 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
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum

2
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Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bock’s Corner Brewery.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Vaasa trip itinerary planning app .

Drive from Pori to Vaasa in 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Vaasa

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

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nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 22nd (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi, then enjoy breathtaking views from 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. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo and then take in the spiritual surroundings of New Valamo Monastery.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kuopio trip planner.

You can fly from Vaasa to Kuopio in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Kuopio can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kuopio

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

New Valamo Monastery
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New Valamo Monastery ©
New Valamo Monastery
Room Escape Games
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower

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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, museums, shopping, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukion Church, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki online trip maker .

Fly from Kuopio to Helsinki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Wildlife Tours Historic Sites
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka

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