12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tampere
— 2 nights
2
Turku
— 2 nights
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
4
Oulu
— 1 night
5
Savonlinna
— 1 day
6
Helsinki
— 4 nights

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): see the interesting displays at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at The Parola Armour Museum, see the interesting displays at Museo Militaria, thenexplore the galleries of Birthplace of Jean Sibelius, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Tampere journey planner.

Helsinki to Tampere is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, The Parola Armour Museum, The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo)
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The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas ©
The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
The Parola Armour Museum ©
The Parola Armour Museum

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 10th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, thentake an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally browse the exhibits of Turku Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, admire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Turku online route planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Naantali Old Town, Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 12th (Thu), examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter, thensee the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, and finally step into the grandiose world of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Mariehamn vacation planning app.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In September in Mariehamn, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kastelholm Castle, Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

1
night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 13th (Fri), stroll through Nallikari Beach, thenstroll around Hupisaaret Park, thenview the masterpieces at Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, and finally shop like a local with Kauppahalli.

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Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Oulu takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In September, daytime highs in Oulu are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus ©
Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus
Kauppahalli ©
Kauppahalli

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, and finally examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna road trip planner.

Getting from Oulu to Savonlinna by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

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

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.
Appreciate the collections at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Okra. Visit Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and The Esplanadi Park for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Hiidenvuori (in Iitti), Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area (in Kouvola) and Linden Esplanade (in Kotka). Spend the 18th (Wed) exploring nature at Nuuksio National Park. There's lots more to do: visit Katajanokka, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, take a stroll through Ullanlinna, and get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Lapinlahti.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Helsinki attractions planning tool.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Helsinki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hiidenvuori, Nuuksio National Park, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, Linden Esplanade
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park

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