13 days in Finland, Estonia & Latvia Itinerary

13 days in Finland, Estonia & Latvia Itinerary

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13 days in Finland, Estonia & Latvia Itinerary

Start: Stockholm, Sweden
Drive:  6​h 45​min
1
Turku, Finland
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere, Finland
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Helsinki, Finland
— 3 nights
ferry:  1​h 45​min
4
Tallinn, Estonia
— 3 nights
bus:  4​h 30​min
5
Riga, Latvia
— 2 nights
ferry:  17​h
End: Stockholm, Sweden

1
night
Turku, Finland

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 2nd (Fri): have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To see ratings and more tourist information, use the Turku route planning site .

Stockholm, Sweden to Turku is an approximately 9.5-hour car ride. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Stockholm to Turku due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Tampere, Finland

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 3rd (Sat), observe the fascinating underwater world at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip maker tool .

Getting from Turku to Tampere by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In August, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

3
nights
Helsinki, Finland

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Walking tours. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Porvoo (Porvoo Old Town & Cathedral of Porvoo) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukion Church.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary planning website .

Take a train from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Tallinn.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Porvoo, Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town

3
nights
Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn ©
A historic city with its eye firmly on the future, Tallinn blends medieval fortifications, gleaming skyscrapers, and charming boutiques with a spattering of Soviet relics.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lahemaa rahvuspark and Rataskaevu Street. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Tallinn Old Town, admire all the interesting features of Tallinn Song Festival Grounds, don't miss a visit to Long Street (Pikk tanav), and steep yourself in history at Toompea Hill.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Tallinn online trip builder .

Getting from Helsinki to Tallinn by ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly. August in Tallinn sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Riga.

Things to do in Tallinn

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lahemaa rahvuspark
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Tallinn Old Town ©
Tallinn Old Town
Lahemaa rahvuspark ©
Lahemaa rahvuspark
Long Street (Pikk tanav) ©
Long Street (Pikk tanav)

2
nights
Riga, Latvia

Riga ©
Often referred to as "The Paris of the North," Riga offers thriving nightlife and some of the best collections of Art Nouveau architecture in Europe.
Discover out-of-the-way places like OldTown Archery Riga and Dzintari Forest Park. Take a break from Riga with a short trip to Sigulda Adventure Park Tarzan in Sigulda, about 1h 05 min away. Spend the 11th (Sun) exploring nature at Gauja National Park. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Old City Riga (Vecriga), stroll around Bastejkalna Park, explore the activities along Pilsetas kanals, and admire the landmark architecture of JJugenda Stila Nami, Riga.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Riga road trip app .

Fly from Tallinn to Riga in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Riga are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Riga

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Gauja National Park, Sigulda Adventure Park Tarzan, Dzintari Forest Park
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OldTown Archery Riga ©
OldTown Archery Riga
Dzintari Forest Park ©
Dzintari Forest Park
Gauja National Park ©
Gauja National Park

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