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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Helsinki
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Kokkola
— 1 night
Drive
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Rauma
— Few hours
Drive
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Pori
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— Few hours
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Oulu
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Oulu
— 1 night
Train
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Tampere
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Drive
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Loviisa
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Raseborg
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Helsinki

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
You've now added Porvoo Old Town to your itinerary. On the 1st (Sat), make a trip to Porvoo Old Town.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki attractions planning app.

If you are flying in from Serbia, the closest major aiports are Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Turku Airport and Tampere-Pirkkala Airport. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Kokkola.
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Highlights from your trip

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Kokkola

Kokkola is a town and municipality of Finland. Your day by day itinerary now includes K.H. Renlund Museum. On the 2nd (Sun), get to know the fascinating history of Neristan (Old Wooden Town) and then explore the world behind art at K.H. Renlund Museum.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kokkola trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Helsinki to Kokkola with the Route module. Traveling from Helsinki in June, Kokkola is a bit cooler at night with lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Rauma.

Things to do in Kokkola

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
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Rauma

Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. On the 3rd (Mon), get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Rauma trip planner.

You can drive from Kokkola to Rauma in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In June, daytime highs in Rauma are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Rauma

Historic Sites
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Pori

Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Pori trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rauma to Pori takes an hour. Alternatively, you can 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) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites
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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Turku driving holiday planner.

Getting from Pori to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In June in Turku, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites
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Oulu

Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Oulu day trip planning app.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Turku to Oulu in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Oulu can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Tampere.

Things to do in Oulu

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours
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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): stroll around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Tampere vacation planner.

Getting from Oulu to Tampere by train takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Tampere are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Loviisa.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks
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Loviisa

Loviisa is a municipality and town of inhabitants on the southern coast of Finland. On the 6th (Thu), take in the waterfront at Laivasilta.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Loviisa travel route planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Loviisa in 3 hours. In June in Loviisa, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. On the 6th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Raseborg.
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Raseborg

Raseborg is a town and municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): make a trip to Ekenas Old Town.

You can plan Raseborg trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by car from Loviisa to Raseborg takes 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Raseborg can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel back home.
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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."