19 days in Finland Itinerary

19 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Helsinki
Drive:  3 h 15 min
1
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  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), look for gifts at Porin Kauppahalli, buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Puuvilla, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), walk around Kirjurinluoto, pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, then take some stellar pictures from Rauma Water Tower, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Pori vacation maker.

Helsinki to Pori is an approximately 3.5- hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In August in Pori, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trip

Rauma
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Kauppakeskus Puuvilla ©
Kauppakeskus Puuvilla
Porin Kauppahalli ©
Porin Kauppahalli

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and then identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere online trip planner.

Getting from Pori to Tampere by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Childrens Museums
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

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.
Ainola - The Home of Aino and Jean Sibelius has been added to your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Nuuksio National Park and Valkmusa National Park. Head to Old Market Hall and Marimekko Oyjfor plenty of shopping. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Sibelius Hall (in Lahti), Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo) and Kotka (Lehman & Linden Esplanade). Pack the 29th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, browse the different shops at Kamppi Shopping Centre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Lahti.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kotka, Nuuksio National Park, Flamingo Entertainment Center, King's Road, Sibelius Hall
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Valkmusa National Park ©
Valkmusa National Park

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 wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): see the interesting displays at Lahti Ski Museum, then look for gifts at Trio, and then identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Lahti trip planner.

You can take a train from Helsinki to Lahti in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. September in Lahti sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. 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

Repovesi National Park, Arboretum Mustila, Pihamaa Estate & Winery
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Trio ©
Trio

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