13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Dusseldorf
Fly:  8 h 15 min
1
Oulu
— 1 night
Fly + Train:  5 h 15 min
2
Imatra
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
3
Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
5
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Dusseldorf

1
night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): make a trip to Kauppahalli, kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Oulu Cathedral, then grab your bike and head to Outdoors Oulu Oy, and finally walk around Hupisaaret Park.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Oulu trip planner.

Dusseldorf, Germany to Oulu is an approximately 8.5- hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Dusseldorf in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Oulu: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Imatra.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Outdoors Oulu Oy ©
Outdoors Oulu Oy
Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park

1
night
Imatra

Imatra ©
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
On the 19th (Sun), stop by Imatran Kalatalo, take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, then see human ingenuity at work at Imatrankoski, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lempukka Beach, and finally step off the mainland to explore Malonsaari.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Imatra day trip tool.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Oulu to Imatra in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. July in Imatra sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Malonsaari ©
Malonsaari
Imatrankoski ©
Imatrankoski

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hatanpaa Arboretum and Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Riihiniemen Uimaranta and Rauhaniemi Beach. There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, see the interesting displays at Lenin Museum, and shop like a local with Galleria Ronga.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Tampere route planner.

Traveling by car from Imatra to Tampere takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Tampere, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Spas

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): head outdoors with Yyterin Nakotorni, stroll through Yyteri Beach, then kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, and finally walk around Kirjurinluoto.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Pori day trip planning app.

Getting from Tampere to Pori by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. July in Pori sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach
Yyterin Nakotorni ©
Yyterin Nakotorni

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Explore hidden gems such as Naantali Old Town and Old Rauma. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Rauma (Marela Museum House & Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, admire the local landmark of Harmonia, and brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Turku travel route planner.

You can drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July in Turku, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Rauma, Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

3
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo, Porvoo Old Town, &more). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki holiday maker app.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Adventure

Side Trip

Porvoo
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum

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