13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Turku
— 2 nights
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
4
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
5
Savonlinna
— 1 night
6
Kuopio
— 1 night
7
Tampere
— 2 nights

2
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nuuksio National Park and Mannerheim Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Porvoo (Porvoo Old Town & Cathedral of Porvoo). Next up on the itinerary: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, don't miss a visit to Hakaniemi Market, and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Helsinki online trip planner.

Mumbai, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from Mumbai to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Mumbai in September, with highs in Helsinki at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Porvoo, Nuuksio National Park
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
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Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 1st (Tue), wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, thenexplore the galleries of Turku Castle, thenget lost in a book at Turku City Library, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then take a tour of Forum Marinum Maritime Centre.

For reviews and tourist information, you can read our Turku trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September in Turku, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre ©
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, thensee where the action happens at Wiklof Holding Arena, and finally see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Mariehamn tour planner.

Getting from Turku to Mariehamn by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums

Side Trip

Kastelholm Castle
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

1
night
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joutsenon kirkko, thenexplore the activities along Saimaa Canal, and finally see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Lappeenranta attractions planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Mariehamn to Lappeenranta in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. In October, daily temperatures in Lappeenranta can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Imatra Waterfall
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, take a tour of S/S Salama, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, thenpause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, thenpause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress, and finally browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna travel route planner.

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Savonlinna are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Savonlinna Market Square ©
Savonlinna Market Square

1
night
Kuopio

Kuopio
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): make a trip to Kuopio Harbor, enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower, trek along Saaristokatu, thenimmerse yourself in nature at Snellman Park, and finally ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Kuopio online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Savonlinna to Kuopio by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Snellman Park
Snellman Park
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, thenexamine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Automobile & Road Museum Mobilia, thenidentify plant and animal life at Pohtiolampi, thendon't miss a visit to Nasinneula Tower, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Tampere online tour itinerary maker.

You can drive from Kuopio to Tampere in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Tampere are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Automobile & Road Museum Mobilia
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
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