12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 1 night
Fly
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Levi
— 3 nights
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Fly to Tampere, Bus to Nokian asema E, Train to Pori
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Pori
— 2 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Fly
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Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly

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Tampere

— 1 night

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 17th (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere online day trip planner.

Doha, Qatar to Tampere is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Doha in June, things will get much colder in Tampere: highs are around 20°C and lows about 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Levi

— 3 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sarkitunturi, glide through natural beauty at Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Keimiotunturi Fell.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Levi travel route planner.

Getting from Tampere to Levi by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or drive. While traveling from Tampere, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Levi, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Pori.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

Pori

— 2 nights
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Rauma Water Tower, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, stop by Ruokapuoti Lumo, pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, then explore the world behind art at Rauma Art Museum, and finally delve into the distant past at The Ruins of the Church of the Holy Trinity. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, then get a taste of the local shopping with Pori Art Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Pori road trip planning tool.

Do a combination of flight, bus, and train from Levi to Pori in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Martinkirkko, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bike Rental - by Carfield, examine the collection at Kylamaki Village of Living History, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Turku holiday planning tool.

You can drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Mariehamn, Aland Island

— 1 night
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): stroll around Lilla holmen, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, then examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Badhuset Mariebad, and finally take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Mariehamn trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. June in Mariehamn sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Spas · Historic Sites · Parks

Helsinki

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Kallio Church, then explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, then admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and finally take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Helsinki tour itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Helsinki takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or ride a ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites

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."