11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland tour planner
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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Naantali
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Pori
— 1 night
Drive
4
Koli
— 1 night
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Drive to Joensuu Airport, Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Hanko
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Hanko
— 2 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Abu Dhabi

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Helsinki — 4 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Helsinki Cathedral and Market Square Kauppatori. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Temppeliaukio Church and The Esplanadi Park. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, buy something for everyone on your list at Kamppi Shopping Centre, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki itinerary maker app.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Helsinki is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Abu Dhabi to Helsinki. Traveling from Abu Dhabi in August, expect Helsinki to be colder, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Naantali.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping
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Naantali — 2 nights

Naantali is a town in south-western Finland, known as one of the most important tourist centres of the country. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, then browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly, and then don't miss a visit to Naantali Old Town. Here are some ideas for day two: gear up at Bike Rental - by Carfield, then browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally head off the coast to Vepsa Island.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Naantali itinerary builder site.

Getting from Helsinki to Naantali by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. August in Naantali sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Pori.
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Pori — 1 night

Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), then enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, and then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Pori trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Naantali to Pori takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Pori sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Koli.
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Koli — 1 night

On the 10th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Koli Nature Centre Ukko, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Koli Relax Spa, and then look for gifts at Koli Shop Retkitupa.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Koli trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Pori to Koli takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in Koli, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Hanko.
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Hanko — 2 nights

Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. On the 11th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Tulliniemi Nature Path, then don't miss a visit to Hanko Water Tower, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bellevue Beach.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Hanko vacation planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Koli to Hanko. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.
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Finland travel guide

4.2
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."
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Southwest Finland travel guide

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Castles · Sacred & Religious Sites · Specialty Museums
Southwest Finland, also known in English as Finland Proper is the region in south-western Finland that borders the regions of Satakunta and Tavastia Proper. Its capital and biggest city is Turku with 182,000 inhabitants and metro population of 316,000. Turku was also the most important city in Finland from its establishment around the 13th century until the 1840s.The area comprising the southwest is largely the same as the historical province of Finland Proper, so named because it is the original home of the tribe known as the Finns. 5.7% of population of the region speaks Swedish natively.Origin of the nameThe name of Finland Proper has a historical function. In historic times, in the area of the present southern Finland lived three tribes, which were the Finns, the Tavastians and the Karelians. The southwestern part of the country, the province where the Finns lived, was called simply Finland (Finnish: Suomi). In the 17th century the name began to be used to refer to the whole land and a specified name for the lesser Finland was required. The first notes Fennigia specialiter dicta and Fennigia presse dicta were recorded in Latin in the 1650s and the Swedish Finland för sig sielft and Egenteliga Finland later in the 18th century the modern form Egentliga Finland being in official use at the end of the century. The Finnish term Varsinais-Suomi became established only around the 1850s.

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