12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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

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Tampere

Manchester of the North

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, then explore 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 17°C, and evening lows to 7°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

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2
nights
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, then take 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 18°C, and evening lows to 7°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 · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 9 — 11:

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, then take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter, and finally see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Mariehamn journey site.

You can fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 11 — 12:

1
night
Oulu

Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 13th (Fri), stroll through Nallikari Beach, then stroll around Hupisaaret Park, then view 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 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
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.
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, then take 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 16°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°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

Find places to stay Sep 13 — 14:

4
nights
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.
Appreciate the collections at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Galleria Lapinlahti. Visit Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Helsinki Cathedral for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Linden Esplanade (in Kotka), Hiidenvuori (in Iitti) and Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area (in Kouvola). 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 stop by Okra.

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

Traveling by train from Savonlinna to Helsinki takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°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 · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 14 — 18:

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."