15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Seattle
Fly:  15​h
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  4​h 15​min
Inari
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 45​min
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Ruotsinpyhtaa
— 1 night
Fly:  16​h 45​min
Seattle

4
days
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Spas & Wellness and Kansallisgalleria. Get some cultural insight at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Katajanokka, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), admire the masterpieces at Design Museum, and hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market.

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Seattle, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 10 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Seattle in November; daily highs in Helsinki reach 40°F and lows reach 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Museums, #Beaches
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

1
day
Inari

Inari ©
On the 29th (Fri), admire the striking features of The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then examine the collection at Siida.

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Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Helsinki to Inari in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Helsinki in November: high temperatures in Inari hover around 27°F and lows are around 16°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Inari

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Siida ©
Siida
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos

2
days
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 30th (Sat): browse the collection at Turku City Library, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally see the interesting displays at Louhisaari Manor. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then explore the world behind art at Ett Hem Museum, then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

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Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Turku in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Inari in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Turku: highs are around 40°F and lows about 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Beaches

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Louhisaari Manor
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

2
days
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Herrainpaivat Beach, then brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, then examine the collection at Marela Museum House, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Old Town Hall Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Pori trip planner.

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Pori, expect temperatures between 34°F during the day and 24°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Rauma
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

2
days
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 4th (Wed), kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and then take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, and finally steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Tampere trip planner .

Drive from Pori to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December in Tampere, expect temperatures between 31°F during the day and 22°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral

2
days
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, then witness the site of a historic battle at Salpa Line, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paaskylahden kirkko, and finally make a trip to Riihisaari.

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You can drive from Tampere to Savonlinna in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°F in December, and nighttime lows around 20°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ruotsinpyhtaa.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Shopping

Side Trips

Kerimaki, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

1
day
Ruotsinpyhtaa

Ruotsinpyhtaa ©
Ruotsinpyhtää is a former municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa, and then wander the streets of Stromforsin ruukki.

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You can drive from Savonlinna to Ruotsinpyhtaa in 4 hours. In December, daytime highs in Ruotsinpyhtaa are 30°F, while nighttime lows are 22°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ruotsinpyhtaa

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry ©
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa ©
Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa

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