13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + train:  7​h 15​min
1
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
3
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Syote
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: London

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, and then stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip builder app .

London, UK to Tampere is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Tampere is 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from London in September, with highs in Tampere at 17°C and lows at 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Beaches
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. On the 5th (Wed), step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Mustasaari trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Tampere to Mustasaari takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mustasaari

#Nature, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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1
night
Turku

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 6th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Turku tour itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Mustasaari to Turku takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In September in Turku, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum ©

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 7th (Fri), enjoy the sea views from Archipelago National Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kimito Island trip planner .

Traveling by car from Turku to Kimito Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Kimito Island are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kimito Island

#Tours, #Nature, #Wildlife
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

3
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Fortress of Suomenlinna and Kansallisgalleria. Get some historical perspective at Rock Church and Helsinki Cathedral. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Ullanlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), stop by Marimekko, and get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki online trip planner .

Getting from Kimito Island to Helsinki by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Beaches
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Ullanlinna ©
Ullanlinna
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): explore and take pictures at Lappi Areena, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum. On the next day, find something for the whole family at SantaPark, enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Helsinki to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from Helsinki in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Rovaniemi: temperatures range from 13°C by day to 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Syote.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Tours, #Wildlife
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

2
nights
Syote

Syote ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Pentik Hill and then explore the striking landscape at Korouoma Canyon.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Syote journey planner .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Syote in 2.5 hours. September in Syote sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C at night. On the 14th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Syote

#Nature, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trip

Posio
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Pentik Hill ©
Pentik Hill

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