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
— 3 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 4 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. Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): admire the striking features of Kuokkalan kartano, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Muurame Church (Muuramen kirkko), and then take an in-depth tour of Keski-Suomen museo (Museum of Central Finland).

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Jyvaskyla trip site.

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 (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Stockholm in March, expect Jyvaskyla to be slightly colder, temps between 1°C and -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Oulu.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums · Shopping · Tours · Adventure

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Oulu

Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with SnowCastle of Kemi.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Oulu tour builder.

Traveling by car from Jyvaskyla to Oulu takes 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lahti.

Things to do in Oulu

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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Lahti

Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Motorcycle Museum of Finland and Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Lahti Ski Museum and Radio and TV Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Lahti: Riihimaki (Hunting Museum of Finland, Suomen Lasimuseo (The Finnish Glass Museum), &more). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Directions Lahden historiallinen Museo, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Hollola, and don't miss a visit to Musical Fountain.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Lahti trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Oulu to Lahti takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lahti

Museums · Historic Sites

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.
Visit Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral for their historical value. Explore hidden gems such as Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo) and Sinebrychoff Art Museum. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Heureka in Vantaa--about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Finnish Aviation Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Johannes Church, view the masterpieces at Okra, and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner.

Drive from Lahti to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Shopping

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Turku Cathedral and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Visit Turku Castle and Martinkirkko for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Turku: Rauma (Burial Site of Sammallahdenmaki, Old Rauma, &more). Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre and admire the striking features of Kuusisto Manor.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Turku tour itinerary site.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in March, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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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), take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then see the interesting displays at Spy Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Automobile & Road Museum Mobilia. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Tampere Art Museum, get engrossed in the history at Milavida Museo, and then view the masterpieces at Laukko Manor.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Tampere travel 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 up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Shopping · 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."