13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Oulu
— 1 night
2
Savonlinna
— 1 day
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
4
Pori
— 1 night
5
Turku
— 2 nights
6
Helsinki
— 4 nights

1
night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 21st (Tue), contemplate the long history of Kauppahalli, see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, thenstop by Luovon Puoji, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Hupisaaret Park, thenview the masterpieces at Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, thensee the interesting displays at Kierikki Stone Age Centre, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Haukipudas Church.

Before you visit Oulu, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Orlando, USA to Oulu is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from Orlando to Oulu, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, Oulu is colder than Orlando - with highs of °F and lows of °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

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

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 23rd (Thu), examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, thenlook for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Savonlinna trip itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Oulu to Savonlinna in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Savonlinna are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kerimaki Church
Find places to stay May 22 — 23:
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
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.
On the 24th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, thentake in the exciting artwork at Galleria Ronga, thenview the masterpieces at Laukko Manor, and finally stop by Keittioelamaa. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Tampere trip planner.

Drive from Savonlinna to Tampere in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daytime highs in Tampere are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto, Laukko Manor
Find places to stay May 23 — 25:
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Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), thenview the masterpieces at Pori Art Museum, thenexamine the collection at Villa Mairea, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Pori online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Pori in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. May in Pori sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Villa Mairea
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Villa Mairea ©
Villa Mairea
Pori Art Museum ©
Pori Art 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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island, thenadmire the landmark architecture of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and then take an in-depth tour of 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, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Turku visit planner.

Traveling by car from Pori to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. May in Turku sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Kauppakeskus Mylly
Find places to stay May 26 — 28:
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
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.
Head to Hakaniemi Market and Galerie Anhavafor some retail therapy. Your inner history buff will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Jarvenpaa (Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo & Ainola - The Home of Aino and Jean Sibelius). And it doesn't end there: explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, view the masterpieces at Galerie Forsblom, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki driving holiday planning website.

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to 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 ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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