23 days in Finland Itinerary

23 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tampere
— 4 nights
2
Turku
— 4 nights
3
Pori
— 2 nights
4
Vaasa
— 3 nights
5
Oulu
— 3 nights
6
Kouvola
— 2 nights
7
Helsinki
— 4 nights

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Hatanpaa Arboretum and Ahtari Zoo. Get some historical perspective at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas. Step out of Tampere with an excursion to Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto in Ylojarvi--about 1 hour away. Pack the 1st (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Tampere journey planning tool.

Milan, Italy to Tampere is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Milan in July: high temperatures in Tampere hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive 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
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

4
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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Visit Bellevue Beach and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna for some beach relaxation. Get a sense of the local culture at Turku Castle and Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. Explore Turku's surroundings by going to Teijo National Park (in Pernio) and Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya). There's still lots to do: have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, get in on the family fun at Vaski Adventure Island, deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, and admire the local landmark of Harmonia.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Turku online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Naantali, Teijo National Park, Kurjenrahka National Park, Bellevue Beach
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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. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, and then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach. Keep things going the next day: learn about all things military at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, enjoy the sea views from Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, thenget to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Old Town Hall Museum.

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Traveling by car from Turku to Pori takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Pori sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Parks Outdoors

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. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Arctic Museum Nanoq and Mustasaaren kirkko. Attractions like Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site and Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Vaasa to go to Harma and see Powerpark, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Hietasaaren uimaranta and take in the views from Raippaluodon Silta.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Vaasa trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Pori to Vaasa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Vaasa are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Oulu.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Arctic Museum Nanoq, Powerpark, Raippaluodon Silta
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
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. Bring the kids along to Hupisaaret Park and Nallikari Beach. Explore Oulu's surroundings by going to Kotielainpuisto Arkadia (in Simo), Raahe Museum (in Raahe) and Rokuan Kansallispuisto (in Ahmas).

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Oulu online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Vaasa to Oulu in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can 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
Raahe Museum ©
Raahe Museum
Kotielainpuisto Arkadia ©
Kotielainpuisto Arkadia

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): trek along Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, thenidentify plant and animal life at Hevoshaan Arboretum, and then stroll around Riverside Park. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila, explore the striking landscape at Hiidenvuori, and then take an in-depth tour of World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill.

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Traveling by flight from Oulu to Kouvola takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kouvola

Wildlife Parks Trails

Side Trips

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

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 some cultural insight at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The Esplanadi Park. Your inner history buff will appreciate Temppeliaukio Church and Helsinki Cathedral. 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. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Korkeasaari Zoo.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki tour itinerary builder.

Getting from Kouvola to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

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

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