20 days in Finland Itinerary

20 days in Finland Itinerary

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20 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Vaasa
— 4 nights
2
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Joensuu
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Atlanta

4
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Escape the urban bustle at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site and Setterbergin Puisto. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Villageshop Veljekset Keskinen and Wallsports Areena Seinajoki. Go for a jaunt from Vaasa to Kokkola to see Neristan (Old Wooden Town) about 1h 40 min away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Hietasaaren uimaranta, examine the collection at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, sample the tasty concoctions at Bock’s Corner Brewery, and pause for some serene contemplation at Mustasaaren kirkko.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Vaasa itinerary builder .

Atlanta, USA to Vaasa is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Atlanta in June, things will get colder in Vaasa: highs are around 62°F and lows about 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Vaasa

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Villageshop Veljekset Keskinen, Wallsports Areena Seinajoki, Neristan (Old Wooden Town)
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Setterbergin Puisto ©
Setterbergin Puisto
Hietasaaren uimaranta ©
Hietasaaren uimaranta

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, then don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, and then kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Pori road trip planning app .

You can drive from Vaasa to Pori in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in June, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Laukko Manor and Tammelantori. Visiting Marttinen and Rauhaniemi Beach will get you outdoors. Step out of Tampere to go to Hameenlinna and see Evo Hiking Area, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, view the masterpieces at Haihara Art Centre, and head off the coast to Viikinsaari Island.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Tampere online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Pori to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In June in Tampere, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Evo Hiking Area, Laukko Manor, Marttinen
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Marttinen ©
Marttinen
Spas

3
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Step off the beaten path and head to Kolovesi National Park and Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden. Get outdoors at Paha-Koli Hill and Akka-Koli Hill. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Joensuu: Riihisaari (in Savonlinna) and Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, and pause for some serene contemplation at Joensuu Church.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Joensuu trip planner .

Traveling by car from Tampere to Joensuu takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In June, daytime highs in Joensuu are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Kolovesi National Park, Koli Shop Retkitupa, Riihisaari
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Kolovesi National Park ©
Kolovesi National Park
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill

4
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.
For shopping fun, head to Hakaniemi Market or Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa). You'll get in some beach time at Bellevue Beach and Beach Mansikkalahti. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Inkoon kirkko (in Inkoo), Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Brunberg Candy Factory Shop (in Porvoo). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Katajanokka, steep yourself in history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For ratings and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online trip itinerary builder .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Joensuu to Helsinki. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in June, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Inkoon kirkko, Beach Mansikkalahti, Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, Bellevue Beach, Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Escape the urban bustle at Teijo National Park and The Archipelago Trail. Explore hidden gems such as Naantali Old Town and Ett Hem Museum. There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, and get all the equipment you need at Bike Rental - by Carfield.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Turku route planner .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In June in Turku, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Teijo National Park, Naantali Old Town
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town
Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park

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