16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly
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Oulu
— 1 night
Fly
4
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive
6
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). Step off the beaten path and head to Kansallisgalleria and Katajanokka. The adventure continues: browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, take in the exciting artwork at Galerie Anhava, shop like a local with Galleria Lapinlahti, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary maker website.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Helsinki. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from London in September, with highs in Helsinki at 19°C and lows at 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Shopping · Wildlife · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 10:

1
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Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, then look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, and finally explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Savonlinna trip planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Savonlinna in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 10 — 11:

1
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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 12th (Thu): browse the eclectic array of goods at Kauppahalli, then take in the exciting artwork at Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, then engage your brain at Tietomaa, and finally stop by Luovon Puoji. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Hupisaaret Park, then see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, and then stroll through Nallikari Beach.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Oulu visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Savonlinna to Oulu takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Oulu, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 11 — 13:

2
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Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and then step off the mainland to explore Kobba Klintar. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, steep yourself in history at Salis Batteri, then examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, then take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Mariehamn trip planning app.

Fly from Oulu to Mariehamn in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Mariehamn can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Parks · Nature · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 13 — 15:

3
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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Teijo National Park and Bellevue Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. It doesn't end there: wander the streets of Naantali Old Town and browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly.

For other places to visit and tourist information, refer to the Turku trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In September, daytime highs in Turku are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 15 — 18:

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Pori

Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), then take in the exciting artwork at Pori Art Museum, then examine the collection at Villa Mairea, and finally stroll through Yyteri Beach. Keep things going the next day: brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, visit a coastal fixture at Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, then stop by Ruokapuoti Lumo, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Pori journey planner.

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 18 — 20:

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): see the interesting displays at Tampere City Library, Metso, then stop by Tallipihan Suklaapuoti, then examine the collection at The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo), and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Ronga. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, get engrossed in the history at Milavida Museo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church, and finally kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere day trip planning site.

Getting from Pori to Tampere by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Tampere are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 20 — 22:

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."