14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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 Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Katajanokka are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo & Porvoo Old Town). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki route builder.

Sydney, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 22.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Sydney to Helsinki, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in July, expect Helsinki to be somewhat warmer, temps between 25°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Porvoo, Nuuksio National Park
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip builder tool.

You can drive from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car 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. Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): have some family-friendly fun at Space Bowling & Billiards, stroll through Herrainpaivat Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Pori sightseeing planning website.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Pori takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Pori sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat 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.
On the 6th (Tue), get lost in a book at Turku City Library, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, and finally get your game on at Moomin World. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Bike Rental - by Carfield.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Turku vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Pori to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Naantali
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Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 8th (Thu), examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, then contemplate the long history of 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, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Mariehamn trip planner.

Fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. August in Mariehamn sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kastelholm Castle, Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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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), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, then appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Savonlinna online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Savonlinna takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. In August, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can 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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