23 days in Finland Itinerary

23 days in Finland Itinerary

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23 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Tehran
bus + 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 + bus:  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 Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Temppeliaukio Church and The Esplanadi Park. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Inkoon kirkko (in Inkoo), Bellevue Beach (in Hanko) and Linden Esplanade (in Kotka). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, look for gifts at Riimikko, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and make a trip to Market Square Kauppatori.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Helsinki road trip site .

Tehran, Iran to Helsinki is an approximately 12-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry; or drive. The time zone changes from Iran Standard Time (IRST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. 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

Inkoon kirkko, Bellevue Beach, Linden Esplanade, Riimikko
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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): step off the mainland to explore 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 Nature Parks
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Mustasaaren kirkko ©
Mustasaaren kirkko

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 Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing. Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tampere: Hame Castle (in Hameenlinna) and Yyteri Beach (in Pori). Pack the 3rd (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. The adventure continues: look for gifts at Ideapark, examine the collection at Lenin Museum, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Tampere route planning app .

Take a train from Vaasa to Tampere in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Hame Castle, Yyteri Beach, Laukko Manor, Ideapark
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
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 Petajavesi Old Church. Head to Kuokkalan kartano and Villageshop Veljekset Keskinenfor plenty of shopping. When in Jyvaskyla, make a side trip to see Church of Keuruu in Keuruu, approximately 52 minutes away. There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Finnish Air Force Museum, see the interesting displays at The Alvar Aalto Museum, take an in-depth tour of Toivolan Vanha Piha, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Central Finland.

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 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. 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 Historic Sites

Side Trips

Church of Keuruu, Petajavesi Old Church, Vitikkala Manor, Villageshop Veljekset Keskinen
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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 Fazer Experience Visitor Centrefor 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: buy something for everyone on your list at Stockmann Department Store, 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 fly. 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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