16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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16 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
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 still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, appreciate the history behind Sibelius Monument, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and admire the striking features of Rock Church.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Helsinki travel route planner .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Helsinki is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from Riyadh to Helsinki, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, Helsinki is colder than Riyadh - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
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 fun at Moomin World, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then take in the architecture and design of Abo Akademi, then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Turku driving holiday app .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Moomin World ©
Moomin World
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 26th (Sun), admire the striking features of Palace of Junnelius, then take in the exciting artwork at Pori Art Museum, then don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Pori trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Turku to Pori takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Pori are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

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

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 27th (Mon), stroll through Sarkanniemi Theme Park. On the next day, browse the range of quality goods at City Sokos, then look for gifts at Alko, then enjoy the sand and surf at Suolijarvi Beach, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Tampere tour itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Pori to Tampere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Childrens Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©

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): snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, make a trip to Lordi's Square, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planner .

Getting from Tampere to Rovaniemi by combination of train and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Tampere in August, expect nights in Rovaniemi to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are little chillier, around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Outdoors 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. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): get great views at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Mustasaari road trip tool .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Mustasaari by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: fly. In August, daily temperatures in Mustasaari can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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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, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at 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.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna journey maker .

Traveling by car from Mustasaari to Savonlinna takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Linnansaari National Park
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

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