26 days in Finland Itinerary

26 days in Finland Itinerary

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26 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Drive:  2​h 15​min
1
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Turku
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Rantasalmi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Sotkamo
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
6
Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Oulu
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
8
Mustasaari
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
9
Helsinki
— 6 nights
End: Helsinki

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Soderlangvik. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: visit a coastal fixture at Archipelago National Park.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kimito Island online journey planner .

Helsinki to Kimito Island is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or 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 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

#Outdoors, #Historic Sites, #Nature
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Relax by the water at Vepsa Island and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Visiting Kurjenrahka National Park and The Archipelago Trail will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turku: Rauma (The Church of the Holy Cross & Old Rauma). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, have fun at Moomin World, admire the landmark architecture of Kuusisto Manor, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Turku itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rauma, Kurjenrahka National Park, Moomin World, Kuusisto Manor
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Take a break from the city and head to Yyteri Beach and Viikinsaari Island. Take a break from Tampere with a short trip to Juselius Mausoleum in Pori, about 1h 50 min away. see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Ronga, and take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere trip maker .

Take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In September in Tampere, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Rantasalmi.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Museums, #Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Pori
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

2
nights
Rantasalmi

Rantasalmi ©
Rantasalmi is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Southern Savonia region. Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Linnansaari National Park. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral, browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square, then pause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress, then contemplate the long history of Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, and finally explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Rantasalmi online journey builder .

Getting from Tampere to Rantasalmi by car takes about 4.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Rantasalmi are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Rantasalmi

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Savonlinna
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

3
nights
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Get outdoors at Venajanhiekka and Hiukka. Go for a jaunt from Sotkamo to Rautavaara to see Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto about 58 minutes away. Spend the 28th (Fri) exploring nature at Hiidenportti National Park.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Sotkamo tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Rantasalmi to Sotkamo takes 4 hours. September in Sotkamo sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Sotkamo

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Rautavaara
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Hiukka ©
Hiukka
Hiidenportti National Park ©
Hiidenportti National Park

1
night
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

Start your trip to Pyhatunturi by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Sotkamo to Pyhatunturi in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In September, daily temperatures in Pyhatunturi can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

#Nature, #Parks
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

2
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 1st (Mon), kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, identify plant and animal life at Hupisaaret Park, and then pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Haukipudas Church, have fun at Tietomaa, then explore the world behind art at Oulun Taidemuseo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Oulu Cathedral.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Oulu trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Oulu takes 4.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Oulu are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Oulu

#Parks, #Fun & Games, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Haukipudas Church
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Haukipudas Church ©
Haukipudas Church
Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park

2
nights
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. On the 3rd (Wed), step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Here are some ideas for day two: snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta, head outdoors with Setterbergin Puisto, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hietasaaren uimaranta.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Mustasaari trip planner .

Drive from Oulu to Mustasaari in 4.5 hours. In October in Mustasaari, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Mustasaari

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Vaasa, Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Hietasaaren uimaranta ©
Hietasaaren uimaranta
Raippaluodon Silta ©
Raippaluodon Silta

6
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.
Get some cultural insight at Rock Church and Fortress of Suomenlinna. Visit Helsinki Cathedral and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: The Devil's Stairs (in Porvoo) and Stromforsin ruukki (in Ruotsinpyhtaa). Pack the 9th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and wander the streets of Ullanlinna.

To find out how to plan a trip to Helsinki, use our trip itinerary maker.

Explore your travel options from Mustasaari to Helsinki with the Route module. October in Helsinki sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Flamingo Entertainment Centre, The Devil's Stairs, Stromforsin ruukki
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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