16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Jyvaskyla
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Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
Drive
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Oulu
— 2 nights
Fly
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Lahti
— 4 nights
Train
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Fly

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Jyvaskyla

Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): walk around Tourujoen Luontopolku, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Muurame Church (Muuramen kirkko), then choose your vessel at BoatBrothers, and finally take an in-depth tour of Toivolan Vanha Piha.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Jyvaskyla day trip planning tool.

Stockholm, Sweden to Jyvaskyla is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Stockholm in March; daily highs in Jyvaskyla reach 1°C and lows reach -8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Oulu.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums · Adventure · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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Oulu

Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral, hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli, pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi, then see the interesting displays at Oulun Automuseo, then walk around Hupisaaret Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oulu Cathedral. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: grab your bike and head to Outdoors Oulu Oy, see the interesting displays at Kierikki Stone Age Centre, and then delve into the distant past at Kierikkikeskus.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Oulu trip planning site.

You can drive from Jyvaskyla to Oulu in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In March, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lahti.

Things to do in Oulu

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

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Lahti

Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Explore hidden gems such as Arboretum Mustila and Apulandia. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry and Church of Hollola. Explore Lahti's surroundings by going to Museum of Aviation (in Kotka) and Mantyharju (Woikosken Automuseo & Art Centre Salmela). There's more to do: examine the collection at Radio and TV Museum and take a memorable tour with Jump Up.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Lahti trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Oulu to Lahti takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. March in Lahti sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -5°C at night. On the 8th (Mon), you'll travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lahti

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

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Helsinki

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo) and Sinebrychoff Art Museum. Finnish Aviation Museum and The National Museum of Finland are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Kotka (Linden Esplanade, St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, &more). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the striking features of Johannes Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kallio Church, and contemplate the long history of Memorial to the Gustaf II Adolf Diet in 1616.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Lahti to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Appreciate the collections at Turku Castle and Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum. Get some historical perspective at Turku Cathedral and St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turku: Rauma (Rauma Art Museum, The Old Town Hall Museum, &more). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, examine the collection at Kylamaki Village of Living History, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, and grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Turku trip planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In March, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 15th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then examine the collection at Spy Museum, and finally examine the collection at Automobile & Road Museum Mobilia. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Veturimuseo and then take an in-depth tour of Talonpoikaismuseo Yli-Kirra.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Tampere trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Tampere are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."