13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Orlando
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Oulu
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Orlando


1
night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): shop like a local with Kauppahalli, see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, then look for gifts at Luovon Puoji, and finally stroll through Nallikari Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Hupisaaret Park, get a taste of the local shopping with Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, then examine the collection at Kierikki Stone Age Centre, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Haukipudas Church.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Oulu holiday planning tool .

Orlando, USA to Oulu is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Orlando to Oulu is 7 hours. Traveling from Orlando in May, things will get much colder in Oulu: highs are around 54°F and lows about 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Luovon Puoji, Kierikki Stone Age Centre, Haukipudas Church
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Kierikki Stone Age Centre ©
Kierikki Stone Age Centre
Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 23rd (Thu), see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, then stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by flight from Oulu to Savonlinna takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. May in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 39°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

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

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 24th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Ronga, then shop like a local with Laukko Manor, and finally stop by Keittioelamaa. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere driving holiday planning app .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Tampere in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. May in Tampere sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Laukko Manor, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 26th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), take in the exciting artwork at Pori Art Museum, then examine the collection at Villa Mairea, and finally kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Pori online vacation planner .

Getting from Tampere to Pori by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Parks Museums

Side Trip

Villa Mairea
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Villa Mairea ©
Villa Mairea

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Turku trip planner .

Traveling by car from Pori to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Turku are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Get a sense of the local culture at Rock Church and Kansallisgalleria. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Jarvenpaa (Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo & Ainola - The Home of Aino and Jean Sibelius). And it doesn't end there: hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, view the masterpieces at Okra, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Lapinlahti.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner .

Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in May, and nighttime lows around 43°F. On the 1st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Jarvenpaa
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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