7 days in Finnish Archipelago, Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

7 days in Finnish Archipelago, Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

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7 days in Finnish Archipelago, Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Turku
— 1 day
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Pori
— 1 night
4
Vaasa
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Newark

1
day
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally wander the streets of Naantali Old Town.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Turku trip itinerary app .

Newark, USA to Turku is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Newark to Turku, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in June, things will get slightly colder in Turku: highs are around 64°F and lows about 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Neighborhoods Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and then steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere route builder site .

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In June in Tampere, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, and then examine the collection at Villa Mairea.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Pori day trip planning website .

Take a bus from Tampere to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Pori are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Villa Mairea
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Villa Mairea ©
Villa Mairea

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Vaasa trip planner.

You can drive from Pori to Vaasa in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Vaasa are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Wildlife Parks
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2
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then take a stroll through Katajanokka, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and then admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukion Church.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Vaasa to Helsinki takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Spas
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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