23 days in Finland Itinerary

23 days in Finland Itinerary

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23 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Tehran
Subway + Fly:  11 h 45 min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Vaasa
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
3
Tampere
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Jyvaskyla
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly + Subway:  11 h 45 min
End: Tehran

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Temppeliaukio Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Linden Esplanade (in Kotka), Inkoon kirkko (in Inkoo) and Bellevue Beach (in Hanko). There's lots more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, browse the different shops at Kamppi Shopping Centre, and make a trip to The Esplanadi Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki tour itinerary planning website.

Tehran, Iran to Helsinki is an approximately 12- hour combination of subway and flight. You can also do a combination of subway, flight, and ferry; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tehran to Helsinki. Traveling from Tehran in June, things will get cooler in Helsinki: highs are around 21°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Linden Esplanade, Inkoon kirkko, Riimikko, Bellevue Beach
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

3
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Vaasa trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Vaasa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. June in Vaasa sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time for the train ride to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Mustasaaren kirkko ©
Mustasaaren kirkko
Tikanoja Art Museum ©
Tikanoja Art Museum

5
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Laukko Manor and Haihara Art Centre. Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Finlayson Church will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tampere: Yyteri Beach (in Pori) and Hame Castle (in Hameenlinna). Pack the 3rd (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's lots more to do: stop by Ideapark, see the interesting displays at Lenin Museum, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere journey website.

Traveling by train from Vaasa to Tampere takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Tampere, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Ideapark, Yyteri Beach, Hame Castle, Laukko Manor
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing

4
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Vitikkala Manor and Kuokkalan kartano. Popular historic sites such as Petajavesi Old Church and Church of Keuruu are in your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Jyvaskyla to Tuuri to see Villageshop Veljekset Keskinen about 1h 50 min away. There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Finnish Air Force Museum, see the interesting displays at The Craft Museum of Finland, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and admire the masterpieces at Jyvaskyla Art Museum.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Jyvaskyla trip builder.

Traveling by train from Tampere to Jyvaskyla takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 12°C. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Helsinki.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums Shopping Nightlife

Side Trips

Petajavesi Old Church, Villageshop Veljekset Keskinen, Church of Keuruu, Vitikkala Manor
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The Alvar Aalto Museum ©
The Alvar Aalto Museum
Petajavesi Old Church ©
Petajavesi Old Church
Church of Keuruu ©
Church of Keuruu

5
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Head to Hakaniemi Market and Stockmann Department Storefor plenty of shopping. Kansallisgalleria and The National Museum of Finland are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Ainola - The Home of Aino and Jean Sibelius (in Jarvenpaa) and Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo & Porvoo Old Town). Pack the 13th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. See some other sides of Helsinki: look for gifts at Fazer Experience Visitor Centre, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kallio Church.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online attractions planner.

Getting from Jyvaskyla to Helsinki by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Vantaa, Porvoo, Ainola - The Home of Aino and Jean Sibelius
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Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
The National Museum of Finland ©
The National Museum of Finland

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