16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Ottawa
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  18 h 30 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5 h 45 min
2
Mustasaari
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5 h 45 min
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
6
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
7
Helsinki
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  14 h
End: Ottawa

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): look for gifts at Marttiini Store Old Factory, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, thenmake a trip to Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi vacation planning site.

Ottawa, Canada to Rovaniemi is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. Traveling from Ottawa to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Ottawa in August; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 20°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Museums
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

2
nights
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. On the 1st (Sat), step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Mustasaari planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Rovaniemi to Mustasaari. In August, daytime highs in Mustasaari are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site

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 2nd (Sun): don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko and then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle.

Plan trip to Savonlinna with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Explore your travel options from Mustasaari to Savonlinna with the Route module. In September, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

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 (Mon): explore the wide array of goods at City Sokos and then take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Vanha Kirkko, thenstroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, and then kick back and relax at Suolijarvi Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Tampere journey maker site.

Getting from Savonlinna to Tampere by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September in Tampere, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Vanha Kirkko ©
Vanha Kirkko

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): look for gifts at Patakirppis, enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, and then don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Pori tour itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Pori takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Pori are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum
Patakirppis ©
Patakirppis

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 7th (Fri): get lost in a book at Turku City Library, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, thenstep into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally get your game on at Moomin World. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Turku trip planner.

You can drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

5
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.
Pack the 10th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Helsinki route maker site.

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Helsinki are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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