7 days in Finnish Archipelago, Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

7 days in Finnish Archipelago, Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Drive to Newark Liberty International Airport, Fly to Turku Airport
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Turku
— 1 day
Drive
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Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
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Pori
— 1 night
Drive
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Vaasa
— 1 night
Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly to Newark Liberty International Airport, Drive to Newark

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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.
On the 30th (Sun), gear up at Bike Rental - by Carfield, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally make a trip to Naantali Old Town.

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Newark, USA to Turku is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Turku is 7 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Newark in June; daily highs in Turku reach 64°F and lows reach 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Neighborhoods · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and then steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere route planner.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Tampere are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 1:

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Pori

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

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Pori trip app.

Drive from Tampere to Pori in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Vaasa.

Things to do in Pori

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

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Vaasa

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

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Vaasa trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Pori to Vaasa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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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.
On the 4th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then stop by Katajanokka, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki attractions tool.

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 · Neighborhoods
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