22 days in Finland Itinerary

22 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Seoul
Train + Fly:  13 h
1
Helsinki
— 7 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Tampere
— 4 nights
Train:  4 h 15 min
5
Oulu
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
6
Sotkamo
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5 h
7
Ruotsinpyhtaa
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  16 h 45 min
End: Seoul

7
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Temppeliaukio Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Pack the 19th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Helsinki day trip planning website.

Seoul, South Korea to Helsinki is an approximately 13.5- hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or drive. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Seoul to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Seoul in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Helsinki, with highs around 24°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Flamingo Entertainment Center
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

3
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 get in some beach time at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and Vepsa Island. Get a sense of the local culture at Turku Castle and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, get your game on at Moomin World, let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, and examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Turku holiday planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Naantali
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): stop by Porin Kauppahalli, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), then make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Pori travel route planner.

Drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko) ©
Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko)
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Tampereen Tuomiokirkko. When in Tampere, make a side trip to see Skiing Centre Juupavaara in Juupajoki, approximately Juupajoki away. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, see the interesting displays at Spy Museum, and explore the world behind art at Hiekka Art Museum.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere vacation site.

You can drive from Pori to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Tampere, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can take a train to Oulu.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Skiing Centre Juupavaara
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

1
night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 29th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, admire the landmark architecture of Oulu Cathedral, view the masterpieces at Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, then shop like a local with Kauppahalli, and finally pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Oulu itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Tampere to Oulu in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In August in Oulu, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Oulu Cathedral ©
Oulu Cathedral
Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus ©
Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus

2
nights
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Jyrkkakosken Ruukki and then kick back and relax at Venajanhiekka. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Kajaani Castle ruins and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hiukka.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Sotkamo online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Oulu to Sotkamo takes 3 hours. In August in Sotkamo, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Ruotsinpyhtaa.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kajaani Castle ruins, Venajanhiekka, Jyrkkakosken Ruukki
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Kajaani Castle ruins ©
Kajaani Castle ruins

2
nights
Ruotsinpyhtaa

Ruotsinpyhtaa ©
Ruotsinpyhtää is a former municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, then trek along Santalahti Nature Trail, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Ruotsinpyhtaa trip planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sotkamo to Ruotsinpyhtaa. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ruotsinpyhtaa

Parks Historic Sites Trails

Side Trips

Kotka, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry ©
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
Stromforsin Ruukki ©
Stromforsin Ruukki

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