The Wooden Towns of Finland

The Wooden Towns of Finland

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In a country of such abundant forests, Finland has been built mostly from wood all the way up to the last century. Still dotting the countryside today exist entire wooden towns that sit nearly as they did decades or even centuries ago. A visit to one of these historic places is like entering a living time capsule into Finland’s past. There are many quaint areas of old wooden houses to explore in Finland. Mentioned in this article are a few of the largest and best preserved ones, starting with the capital’s most well-known historic wooden neighbourhoods.

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The Wooden Towns of Finland

Start: Helsinki
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Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
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Kokkola
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
3
Rauma
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
4
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Turku
— Few hours
Fly:  5​h
6
Oulu
— 1 night
train:  4​h 45​min
7
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
8
Loviisa
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Raseborg
— Few hours
End: Raseborg

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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.
Porvoo Old Town has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary planner .

If you are flying in from Serbia, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In June in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kokkola.
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Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town

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Kokkola

Kokkola ©
Kokkola is a town and municipality of Finland. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Roos House - K.H.Renlund museum - Provincial Museum of Central Ostrobothnia.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kokkola online trip builder .

Explore your travel options from Helsinki to Kokkola with the Route module. Traveling from Helsinki in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Kokkola, with lows of 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Rauma.

Things to do in Kokkola

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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K.H. Renlund Museum ©
K.H. Renlund Museum
Neristan (Old Wooden Town) ©
Neristan (Old Wooden Town)

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Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Rauma online tour planner .

You can drive from Kokkola to Rauma in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. June in Rauma sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Rauma

Historic Sites
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

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Pori

Pori
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. For reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Pori trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Rauma to Pori in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. June in Pori sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Nature Museums
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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.
To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku itinerary builder site .

Drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Turku are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. On the 4th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
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Oulu

Oulu
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Oulu online route planner .

You can fly from Turku to Oulu in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. June in Oulu sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Wed) before leaving for Tampere.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Wildlife Tours
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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Oulu to Tampere in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Loviisa.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©

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Loviisa

Loviisa
Loviisa is a municipality and town of inhabitants on the southern coast of Finland. To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Loviisa visit planner.

Getting from Tampere to Loviisa by car takes about 3 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Raseborg.
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Raseborg

Raseborg
Raseborg is a town and municipality of Finland. Raseborg is known for historic sites, museums, nature, wildlife, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Ekenas Old Town.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Raseborg visit planner .

Drive from Loviisa to Raseborg in 2.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Raseborg are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. You will leave for home on the 10th (Mon).
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