16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Riyadh
Fly:  10 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  4 h 30 min
5
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5 h 45 min
6
Mustasaari
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  5 h 45 min
7
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly:  20 h 45 min
End: Riyadh

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.
Pack the 20th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Helsinki is an approximately 10.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Riyadh in August: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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 24th (Fri): have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): gain insight at Turku Cathedral, then enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Abo Akademi, then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Turku trip planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Pori.

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

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 26th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Palace of Junnelius, view the masterpieces at Pori Art Museum, then make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, and finally stroll through Yyteri Beach.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Pori attractions planning website.

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Other options are to 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 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum
Pori Art Museum ©
Pori Art Museum

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 27th (Mon): get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the range of quality goods at City Sokos, then stop by Alko, then enjoy the sand and surf at Suolijarvi Beach, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Tampere day trip app.

You can drive from Pori to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Theme Parks Childrens Museums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
City Sokos ©
City Sokos

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 29th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Tampere to Rovaniemi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. When traveling from Tampere in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Rovaniemi, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

1
day
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. On the 30th (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Mustasaari tour itinerary builder site.

Explore your travel options from Rovaniemi to Mustasaari with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Nature Parks Wildlife

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, make a trip to Pikkukirkko, look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, then explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, and finally appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Linnansaari National Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Savonlinna trip builder app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mustasaari to Savonlinna. August in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Linnansaari National Park
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

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