16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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16 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Moscow
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Sotkamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Oulu
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Pori
— 1 night
6
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
8
Tampere
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Moscow

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Pack the 16th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: expand your understanding of the military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, admire the landmark architecture of Rock Church, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Helsinki route planning tool .

Moscow, Russia to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. September in Helsinki sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Hietaranta Beach ©
Hietaranta Beach

2
nights
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Hiukka and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Venajanhiekka. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hiidenportti National Park.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Sotkamo travel itinerary planner .

Explore your travel options from Helsinki to Sotkamo with the Route module. Traveling from Helsinki in September, expect nights in Sotkamo to be about the same, around 6°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Venajanhiekka
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Hiidenportti National Park ©
Hiidenportti National Park

1
night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, stroll through Ainolan Puisto, then pause for some serene contemplation at Haukipudas Church, and finally kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Oulu travel planner .

Drive from Sotkamo to Oulu in 3 hours. September in Oulu sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Haukipudas Church
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo ©
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Mustasaari online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Oulu to Mustasaari takes 4.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Pori.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): steep yourself in history at Palace of Junnelius, take in the exciting artwork at Pori Art Museum, then make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Pori route maker app .

Getting from Mustasaari to Pori by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

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

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 24th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then head off the coast to Vepsa Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Kurjenrahka National Park, take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, and then browse the collection at Turku City Library.

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Drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kurjenrahka National Park
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 26th (Wed), get a dose of the wild on Archipelago National Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kimito Island trip planner .

You can drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

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 27th (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then head off the coast to Viikinsaari Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): meet the residents at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Tampere road trip site .

You can drive from Kimito Island to Tampere in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Childrens Museums Theme Parks
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©

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