25 days in Finland Itinerary

25 days in Finland Itinerary

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25 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Oulu
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Turku
— 5 nights
4
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Tampere
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Kotka
— 3 nights
7
Espoo
— 2 nights
bus:  30​min
8
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Zurich

1
night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli, examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, then kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, and finally see the interesting displays at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Oulu online trip itinerary maker .

Zurich, Switzerland to Oulu is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Zurich to Oulu. Traveling from Zurich in June, things will get a bit cooler in Oulu: highs are around 19°C and lows about 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Beaches Museums
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo ©
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo
Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo ©
Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter, then examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, and finally step into the grandiose world of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Mariehamn road trip planning site .

Getting from Oulu to Mariehamn by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Mariehamn can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kastelholm Castle, Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern

5
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get in touch with nature at Bellevue Beach and Teijo National Park. Your inner history buff will appreciate Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova and Turku Cathedral. Venture out of the city with trips to Nagu Church (in Nagu) and Torronsuo National Park (in Tammela). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, enjoy the sea views from Uto, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and admire the striking features of Kuusisto Manor.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bellevue Beach, Teijo National Park, Nagu Church, Torronsuo National Park, Kuusisto Manor
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, then get engrossed in the history at Rakennuskulttuuritalo Toivo Ja Korsmanin Talo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Pori trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Turku to Pori by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Pori are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach

5
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Popular historic sites such as Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Oravivuori Triangulation Tower are in your itinerary. You'll get in some beach time at Petajavesi Old Church and Serlachius Museum Gustaf. Change things up with these side-trips from Tampere: Visavuori (in Valkeakoski), St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa (in Sastamala) and Parola (Holy Cross Church & Parola Tank Museum). Spend the 6th (Sat) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Vanha Kirkko, examine the collection at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, take an in-depth tour of Emil Aaltosen Museo, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Tampere trip builder app .

Take a bus from Pori to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Tampere are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Parola, Oravivuori Triangulation Tower, Petajavesi Old Church, St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa, Serlachius Museum Gustaf
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Visavuori ©
Visavuori
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa ©
St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa

3
nights
Kotka

Kotka ©
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Get in touch with nature at Arboretum Mustila and Santalahti Nature Trail. Get some cultural insight at Maritime Centre Vellamo and Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, don't miss a visit to Linden Esplanade, stroll around Riverside Park, and stroll through Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth.

Before you visit Kotka, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Kotka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Kotka are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Espoo.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Arboretum Mustila, Hamina Town Hall
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Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo

2
nights
Espoo

Espoo ©
Espoo is the second largest city and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park. Keep things going the next day: tee off at Tapiola Golf, then look for all kinds of wild species at Laajalahti Nature Reserve, and then engage your brain at The Finnish Museum of Horology.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Espoo day trip planner .

Drive from Kotka to Espoo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Espoo sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Helsinki.

Things to do in Espoo

Parks Nature Golf
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Laajalahti Nature Reserve ©
Laajalahti Nature Reserve
Tapiola Golf ©
Tapiola Golf

6
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 Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Mannerheim Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Temppeliaukion Church and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Sipoonkorpi National Park (in Sipoo), Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa) and Cathedral of Porvoo (in Porvoo). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at The Aalto House, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, take a stroll through Katajanokka, and admire the striking features of Johannes Church.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki route planner.

Helsinki is very close to Espoo. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 18th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sipoonkorpi National Park, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto, Cathedral of Porvoo
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

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