21 days in Finland Itinerary

21 days in Finland Itinerary

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21 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Incheon
Drive + Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  15​h 45​min
End: Incheon

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Nuuksio National Park and Lehman. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Hakaniemi Market. Venture out of the city with trips to Linden Esplanade (in Kotka) and Brunberg Candy Factory Shop (in Porvoo). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), tour the pleasant surroundings at Hietaranta Beach, and look for gifts at Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa).

To see ratings and tourist information, read our Helsinki attractions planner .

Incheon, South Korea to Helsinki is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Korea Standard Time to Eastern European Time is minus 7 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Incheon in June, with highs in Helsinki at 21°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Kotka, Nuuksio National Park, Brunberg Candy Factory Shop
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

5
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Turku Castle and Forum Marinum Maritime Centre. Get a sense of the local culture at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova and Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum. There's still lots to do: deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and see the interesting displays at Kylamaki Village of Living History.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Turku trip planner.

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Turku are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

6
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Get some cultural insight at Laukko Manor and Serlachius Museum Gosta. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Paijatsalo Trail and Rauhaniemi Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Parola Tank Museum (in Parola), Visavuori (in Valkeakoski) and Haemeenlinna (Museo Militaria & Evo Hiking Area). see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, and look for gifts at Tallipihan Suklaapuoti.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Tampere trip planner .

Take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, Parola Tank Museum, Laukko Manor, Visavuori, Paijatsalo Trail
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Parola Tank Museum ©
Parola Tank Museum
Paijatsalo Trail ©
Paijatsalo Trail
Evo Hiking Area ©
Evo Hiking Area

4
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Get in touch with nature at Beach Mansikkalahti and Aurinkolahti Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kansallisgalleria and Cathedral of Porvoo. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Kotka Church (in Kotka) and Aurlahti Beach (in Lohja). See some other sides of Helsinki: get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Finland, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Johannes Church, and admire the masterpieces at Design Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner .

You can take a train from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Kotka, Aurlahti Beach, Cathedral of Porvoo
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Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
The National Museum of Finland ©
The National Museum of Finland

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