16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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16 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
Fly:  10​h 30​min
Helsinki
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
Imatra
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Tampere
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
Muonio
— 1 night
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Riyadh

5
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 cultural insight at Ullanlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Pack the 20th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Aurinkolahti Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and admire the striking features of Rock Church.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary maker .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Helsinki is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Riyadh in May, things will get cooler in Helsinki: highs are around 18°C and lows about 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can take a train to Imatra.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Historic Sites
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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 21st (Mon), head off the coast to Lammassaari Island and then brush up on your military savvy at Imatra Veteran’s Home Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Imatra sightseeing website .

You can take a train from Helsinki to Imatra in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Imatra, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Tampere.

Things to do in Imatra

#Museums, #Wildlife, #Nature
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3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vanha Kirkko, kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then stroll through Suolijarvi Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Tampere trip planner .

You can drive from Imatra to Tampere in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May in Tampere, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Turku.

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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Vanha Kirkko ©
Vanha Kirkko

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Kurjenrahka National Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, and then browse the collection at Turku City Library. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Turku road trip planner .

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trip

Kurjenrahka National Park
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kirjurinluoto, then make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, and then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Pori trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Turku to Pori takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Pori, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Mustasaari.

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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum
Kirjurinluoto ©
Kirjurinluoto

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Mustasaari tour planning app .

Drive from Pori to Mustasaari in 3 hours. In May, daytime highs in Mustasaari are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Mustasaari

#Wildlife, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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1
night
Muonio

Muonio ©
Muonio is a municipality of Finland.The town is located in far northern Finland above the Arctic Circle on the country's western border, within the area of the former Lappi province. Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): examine the collection at Muonion Kotiseutumuseo and then contemplate the long history of Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Muonio trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Mustasaari to Muonio in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Mustasaari in May, things will get little chillier in Muonio: highs are around 9°C and lows about 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Muonio

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Winter Sports

Side Trips

Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, Ice Karting Levi
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

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