11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hamina
— 1 day
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
3
Oulu
— 1 day
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
5
Pori
— 1 night
6
Turku
— 1 night
7
Helsinki
— 3 nights

1
day
Hamina

Hamina ©
Hamina is a town and a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, steep yourself in history at Hamina Town Hall, then learn about all things military at Bunker Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Church.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Hamina day trip planner.

Dallas, USA to Hamina is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Dallas in May, with highs in Hamina at 60°F and lows at 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Hamina

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kotka, Bunker Museum
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Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church
Bunker Museum
Bunker Museum

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 3rd (Fri), examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, and finally look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Savonlinna tour itinerary app.

You can drive from Hamina to Savonlinna in 3.5 hours. May in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

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

1
day
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli, get a taste of the local shopping with Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, then see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, then examine the collection at Oulun Taidemuseo, and finally stroll through Nallikari Beach.

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

Getting from Savonlinna to Oulu by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Savonlinna in May, you will find days in Oulu are a bit cooler (54°F), and nights are about the same (39°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Oulu

Outdoors · Parks · Museums
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Oulun Taidemuseo ©
Oulun Taidemuseo
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo ©
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo

2
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 5th (Sun): get a taste of the local shopping with Laukko Manor, get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Ronga, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then stop by Tammelantori, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, then enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhan Birgitan kirkko.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Tampere trip planner.

Take a train from Oulu to Tampere in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May in Tampere, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Laukko Manor, Pyhan Birgitan kirkko
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 7th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), get engrossed in the history at Rosenlew Museum, see the interesting displays at Villa Mairea, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Pori Art Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Pori trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Tampere to Pori in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May in Pori, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 41°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Villa Mairea
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Pori Art Museum ©
Pori Art Museum
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Villa Mairea ©
Villa Mairea

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 8th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, and finally browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Turku itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Pori to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

3
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.
Shop till you drop at Hakaniemi Market and Okra. Get some historical perspective at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Helsinki sightseeing planning website.

Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in May, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay May 8 — 11:
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria