13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Santiago de Compostela
Fly + Drive:  10​h 45​min
1
Porvoo
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Hanko
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  12​h
End: Santiago de Compostela

3
nights
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedral of Porvoo and Castle Hill. Change things up with these side-trips from Porvoo: Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki), Maritime Centre Vellamo (in Kotka) and Tykkimaki Amusement Park (in Kouvola). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Porvoo Old Town, revel in the low prices at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, and steep yourself in history at The Runeberg Home.

Plan my day in Porvoo using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Santiago de Compostela, Spain to Porvoo is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Santiago de Compostela to Porvoo is 1 hour. Traveling from Santiago de Compostela in August, you will find days in Porvoo are slightly colder (23°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Porvoo

Theme Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Arboretum Mustila, Tykkimaki Amusement Park, Maritime Centre Vellamo
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Tykkimaki Amusement Park ©
Tykkimaki Amusement Park
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Appreciate the collections at Turku Castle and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Turku Cathedral and Old Rauma. There's still lots to do: get your game on at Moomin World, grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, and see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Turku road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Porvoo to Turku takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Old Rauma, Moomin World
Highlights from your plan
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

4
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.
Visit Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral for their historical value. Step out of the city life by going to Nuuksio National Park and Paavolan Tammi. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Sarkanniemi Theme Park in Tampere, about 2 hours away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukion Church, find something for the whole family at Linnanmaki Amusement Park, and admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki road trip planning app .

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Hanko.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Sarkanniemi Theme Park, Paavolan Tammi, Nuuksio National Park
Highlights from your plan
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Hanko

Hanko ©
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. On the 19th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Gunnarstrand. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Bellevue Beach and then hike along Tulliniemi Nature Path.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Hanko online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Helsinki to Hanko in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hanko

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Tulliniemi Nature Path ©
Tulliniemi Nature Path

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