13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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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.
Visit The Runeberg Home and Cathedral of Porvoo for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Porvoo: Maritime Centre Vellamo (in Kotka), Tykkimaki Amusement Park (in Kouvola) and Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki). The adventure continues: make a trip to Porvoo Old Town, revel in the low prices at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, and contemplate the long history of Castle Hill.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Porvoo day trip site.

Santiago de Compostela, Spain to Porvoo is an approximately 10.5- 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). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Porvoo

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Maritime Centre Vellamo, Tykkimaki Amusement Park, Arboretum Mustila
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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.
Get outdoors at Bike Rental - by Carfield and The Archipelago Trail. Visit Turku Castle and Old Rauma for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: get your game on at Moomin World, take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, and see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Turku holiday planning website.

Getting from Porvoo to Turku by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Trails

Side Trips

Old Rauma, Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Sarkanniemi Theme Park will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Nuuksio National Park and Paavolan Tammi. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Linnanmaki Amusement Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki visit planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 19th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Hanko.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Paavolan Tammi, Nuuksio National Park, Sarkanniemi Theme Park
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
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. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): go for a walk through Gunnarstrand. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Bellevue Beach and then trek along Tulliniemi Nature Path.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Hanko trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Helsinki to Hanko in 2 hours. In August in Hanko, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanko

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Tulliniemi Nature Path ©
Tulliniemi Nature Path
Hanko Water Tower
Hanko Water Tower

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