14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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14 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
5
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Fly:  33​h
End: Sydney

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Nuuksio National Park and Cathedral of Porvoo. Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Porvoo Old Town in Porvoo (about 50 minutes away). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, take a stroll through Katajanokka, and don't miss a visit to Hakaniemi Market.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Helsinki journey maker website .

Sydney, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Sydney to Helsinki. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in July, with highs in Helsinki at 25°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Porvoo, Nuuksio National Park
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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 3rd (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and finally identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Tampere day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. August in Tampere sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 5th (Mon), perfect your strike at Space Bowling & Billiards, then kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, and then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Pori road trip tool .

You can take a bus from Tampere to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Space Bowling & Billiards ©
Space Bowling & Billiards

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 6th (Tue): browse the collection at Turku City Library, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally get your game on at Moomin World. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Bike Rental - by Carfield.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Turku day trip website .

Traveling by car from Pori to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Naantali
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter, then explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, and finally see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Mariehamn travel route app .

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, daytime highs in Mariehamn are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, Kastelholm Castle
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 9th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, make a trip to Pikkukirkko, steep yourself in history at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Savonlinna tour planner.

Fly from Mariehamn to Savonlinna in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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