12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
3
Saariselka
— 1 night
4
Turku
— 3 nights
5
Pori
— 1 night
6
Tampere
— 1 night

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Helsinki

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Nuuksio National Park and Mannerheim Museum. Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo & Porvoo Old Town). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Katajanokka, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and make a trip to The Esplanadi Park.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki road trip planner.

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Ljubljana to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Ljubljana in September; daily highs in Helsinki reach 19°C and lows reach 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

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Historic Site
Mannerheim Museum
4.5

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 22nd (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, steep yourself in history at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then pause for some serene contemplation at Kirkkoniemen Kellotapuli, then pause for some serene contemplation at Paaskylahden kirkko, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Savonlinna day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Savonlinna takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. September in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites

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Religious Site
Kerimaki Church
4.7

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Saariselka holiday planning app.

Traveling by flight from Savonlinna to Saariselka takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, Saariselka is a bit cooler than Savonlinna - with highs of 13°C and lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Saariselka

Museums · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

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3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Naantali Old Town and Turku Cathedral. Popular historic sites such as Turku Castle and Old Rauma are in your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Turku to Pernio to see Teijo National Park about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, have fun at Adventure Park, and browse the collection at Turku City Library.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Turku road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Saariselka to Turku takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Saariselka in September, expect nights in Turku to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

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National Park
Teijo National Park
4.6
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Castle
Turku Castle
4.5
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World heritage site
Old Rauma
4.5

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 28th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Pori trip builder website.

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Beach
Yyteri Beach
4.6

1
night
Tampere

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 29th (Sun): stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Tampere attractions tool.

You can drive from Pori to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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