12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
4
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive to Vaasa Airport, Fly to Savonlinna Airport
5
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Fly to Rovaniemi Airport, Drive to Pyhatunturi
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Pyhatunturi
— 1 day
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly

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Helsinki

Daughter of the Baltic

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 7th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), make a trip to The Esplanadi Park, and browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Helsinki day trip app.

San Francisco, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from San Francisco to Helsinki, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from San Francisco in September: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 61°F and lows are around 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 9:

2
nights
Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): browse the collection at Turku City Library, then stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and then kick back and relax at Vepsa Island.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Turku route planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 9 — 11:

1
night
Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): head off the coast to Viikinsaari Island, then enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Tampere online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in September, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 12:

1
night
Mustasaari

Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Mustasaari trip planner.

Getting from Tampere to Mustasaari by car takes about 4 hours. September in Mustasaari sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 44°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 12 — 13:

1
day
Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, then indulge your taste buds at Savonlinna Market Square, then pause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress, and finally pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Savonlinna day trip app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mustasaari to Savonlinna. In September in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 44°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 14:

1
day
Pyhatunturi

On the 15th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Pyhatunturi trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Savonlinna to Pyhatunturi. In September in Pyhatunturi, expect temperatures between 54°F during the day and 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 15:
Highlights from your trip

1
night
Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then make a trip to Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi online vacation planner.

Drive from Pyhatunturi to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 16:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."