23 days in Finland Itinerary

23 days in Finland Itinerary

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23 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly + train:  7​h 30​min
1
Tampere
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Turku
— 4 nights
3
Pori
— 2 nights
4
Vaasa
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Oulu
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  4​h 15​min
6
Kouvola
— 2 nights
7
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Milan

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 Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas. Kids will appreciate attractions like Ahtari Zoo and Riihiniemen Uimaranta. When in Tampere, make a side trip to see Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto in Ylojarvi, approximately 58 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

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Milan, Italy to Tampere is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Milan in July, things will get little chillier in Tampere: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Wildlife

Side Trips

Ahtari Zoo, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get some cultural insight at Turku Castle and Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Moomin World and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Change things up with these side-trips from Turku: Bellevue Beach (in Hanko), Teijo National Park (in Pernio) and Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya). There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Vaski Adventure Island, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, and admire the local landmark of Harmonia.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Turku online road trip planner .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Naantali, Bellevue Beach, Kurjenrahka National Park, Teijo National Park
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Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, then stroll through Herrainpaivat Beach, and then stroll through Yyteri Beach. Keep things going the next day: brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, visit a coastal fixture at Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Old Town Hall Museum.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Pori trip planner.

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Pori are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Rauma
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

3
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Get some cultural insight at Mustasaaren kirkko and Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum. Attractions like Powerpark and Hietasaaren uimaranta make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Vaasa with an excursion to Arctic Museum Nanoq in Pietarsaari--about 1h 25 min away. Spend a day of island exploring on the 11th (Sun) at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. The adventure continues: take in the views from Raippaluodon Silta.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Vaasa online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Pori to Vaasa in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August in Vaasa, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Oulu.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Powerpark, Raippaluodon Silta, Arctic Museum Nanoq
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Powerpark ©
Powerpark
Mustasaaren kirkko ©
Mustasaaren kirkko

3
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Explore Oulu's surroundings by going to Rokuan Kansallispuisto (in Ahmas), Kotielainpuisto Arkadia (in Simo) and Raahe Museum (in Raahe). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and look for all kinds of wild species at Hupisaaret Park.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Oulu online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Vaasa to Oulu in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Oulu are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Kotielainpuisto Arkadia, Raahe Museum, Rokuan Kansallispuisto
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Kotielainpuisto Arkadia ©
Kotielainpuisto Arkadia
Raahe Museum ©
Raahe Museum

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): hike along Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, identify plant and animal life at Hevoshaan Arboretum, and then stroll around Riverside Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila, take in the dramatic natural features at Hiidenvuori, and then take an in-depth tour of World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Kouvola journey planner .

Getting from Oulu to Kouvola by combination of flight and train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Riverside Park, Arboretum Mustila, Hiidenvuori
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Temppeliaukion Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Get some historical perspective at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The Esplanadi Park. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Vantaa to see Heureka about 32 minutes away. Pack the 20th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Spend the 22nd (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, get to know the resident critters at Korkeasaari Zoo, and browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip builder app .

Getting from Kouvola to Helsinki by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Heureka
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Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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