11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Tokyo
Fly:  14​h
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Fly:  6​h
6
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Tokyo

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 19th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, pause for some photo ops at Sibelius Monument, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki visit site .

Tokyo, Japan to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Tokyo to Helsinki is minus 7 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Tokyo in September: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 19°C and lows are around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Historic Sites, #Theme Parks, #Museums
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock 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 22nd (Sat): browse the collection at Turku City Library, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, and finally have fun at Moomin World.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Turku tour 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 22nd (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Fun & Games

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Moomin World ©
Moomin World

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 23rd (Sun), step off the mainland to explore Viikinsaari Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Tampere trip itinerary builder site .

Take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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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. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Mustasaari trip planner .

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 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mustasaari

#Nature, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 25th (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, pause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress, appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, then appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, and finally explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral.

To find where to stay and tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna trip planner .

Traveling by car from Mustasaari to Savonlinna takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In September, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites, #Shopping
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Taito Shop Savonlinna ©
Taito Shop Savonlinna

1
day
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): stop by Your Piece Of Finland, buy something for everyone on your list at Arctic Circle Mall, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then make a trip to Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

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Getting from Savonlinna to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In September in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Outdoors, #Tours
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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