13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
2
Saariselka
— 2 nights
3
Turku
— 4 nights
4
Tampere
— 2 nights

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Katajanokka and Kansallisgalleria. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Mannerheim Museum. And it doesn't end there: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, and contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

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Brussels, Belgium to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Brussels to Helsinki is 1 hour. Traveling from Brussels in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of °C in Helsinki. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Adventure

Side Trip

Finnish Aviation Museum
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): stop by Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop, thenexamine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then hike along Juutua Nature Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Fri): examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Saariselka trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Saariselka takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in September, things will get a bit cooler in Saariselka: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Museums Tours

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova and Marela Museum House. Do some cultural sightseeing at Turku Cathedral and Kylamaki Village of Living History. Venture out of the city with trips to Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen), Rauma (Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum & Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum) and Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya). Next up on the itinerary: trek along The Archipelago Trail, explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, admire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Turku sightseeing planner.

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 °C, while days are somewhat warmer, around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Rauma, Louhisaari Manor, Kultaranta Garden, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Louhisaari Manor ©
Louhisaari Manor
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 16th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, thenkick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Maltinranta Artcenter, pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church, thenexamine the collection at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, and finally see the interesting displays at Tampere City Library, Metso.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere online trip planner.

Drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Tampere are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas ©
The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

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