19 days in Finland Itinerary

19 days in Finland Itinerary

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19 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Drive:  3​h 15​min
1
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Helsinki
— 11 nights
train:  1​h
4
Lahti
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
End: Helsinki

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 17th (Fri), stop by Porin Kauppahalli, buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Puuvilla, and then stroll through Yyteri Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), stroll through Kirjurinluoto, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, then get great views at Rauma Water Tower, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma.

Before you visit Pori, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Helsinki to Pori is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

#Parks, #Shopping, #Beaches

Side Trip

Rauma
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 19th (Sun), find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, and then identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip planner .

You can drive from Pori to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August in Tampere, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Theme Parks, #Childrens Museums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral

11
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ainola - The Home of Aino and Jean Sibelius. Head to Sibelius Hall and Old Market Hallfor some retail therapy. Take a break from the city and head to Nuuksio National Park and Korkeasaari Zoo. Venture out of the city with trips to Valkmusa National Park (in Siltakyla), Kotka (Lehman & Linden Esplanade) and Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo). Pack the 29th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Aurinkolahti Beach.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki day trip tool .

You can take a train from Tampere to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Lahti.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Kotka, Valkmusa National Park, Sibelius Hall, Porvoo Old Town, King's Road
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach

3
nights
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Lahti Ski Museum, stop by Trio, and then identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Lahti trip planner .

Traveling by train from Helsinki to Lahti takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Lahti can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow time for the train ride back home.

Things to do in Lahti

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Arboretum Mustila, Repovesi National Park, Pihamaa Estate & Winery
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Lahti Ski Museum ©
Lahti Ski Museum

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