20 days in Finland Itinerary

20 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland Trip Planner

Make it your trip
Drive to Košice Airport, Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport
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Helsinki
— 12 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 7 nights
Fly to Košice Airport, Drive to Poprad

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Helsinki

— 12 nights

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.
Pack the 4th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and make a trip to Senate Square.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online trip itinerary planner.

Poprad, Slovakia to Helsinki is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. While traveling from Poprad, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 10°C to lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks · Museums
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Turku

— 7 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Explore Turku's surroundings by going to Rauma (The Old Town Hall Museum & Old Rauma), ArtBank (in Pargas) and Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya). There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of Turku Castle, stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, admire the natural beauty at Turku University Botanical Garden, and take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Turku journey planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. October in Turku sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."