11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Athens
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
6
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Athens

4
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.
Pack the 5th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip maker .

Athens, Greece to Helsinki is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, Helsinki is colder than Athens - with highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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 7th (Fri): browse the collection at Turku City Library, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally have fun at Moomin World.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 8th (Sat), head off the coast to Viikinsaari Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Tampere trip builder .

You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. September in Tampere sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Viikinsaari Island ©
Viikinsaari Island

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Mustasaari trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Tampere to Mustasaari in 4 hours. In September in Mustasaari, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, pause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress, pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Linnansaari National Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna travel route planning tool .

You can drive from Mustasaari to Savonlinna in 6.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Linnansaari National Park
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

1
day
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 12th (Wed), make a trip to Lordi's Square, then see Santa Claus Office, and then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip app .

You can fly from Savonlinna to Rovaniemi in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Fun & Games
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Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Lordi's Square ©
Lordi's Square

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