16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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16 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Cartagena
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Turku
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Sotkamo
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
6
Muonio
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 15​min
7
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: Cartagena

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Kuusisto Manor and then contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Tue): browse the collection at Turku City Library, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Turku sightseeing planner .

Cartagena, Colombia to Turku is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Cartagena to Turku is 7 hours. Traveling from Cartagena in October, expect Turku to be much colder, temps between 10°C and 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Kuusisto Manor
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Holy Cross Church and Parola Tank Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Rauhaniemi Beach and Viikinsaari Island. see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's still lots to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Ortodoxa San Alexander Nevski y San Nicolas, and savor the flavors at Laukontori.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Tampere road trip planning site .

You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Parola
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Parola Tank Museum ©
Parola Tank Museum
Holy Cross Church ©
Holy Cross Church

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 4th (Sun), stroll through Yyteri Beach, don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, then view the masterpieces at Pori Art Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Pori day trip planning tool .

Getting from Tampere to Pori by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In November in Pori, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Pori Art Museum ©
Pori Art Museum

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. On the 5th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Mustasaari trip planner.

You can drive from Pori to Mustasaari in 3 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Mustasaari can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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1
night
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. On the 6th (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Venajanhiekka, go for a walk through Jyrkkakosken Ruukki, and then perfect your strike at Vuokatti Bowling. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hiukka and then find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park Vuokatti.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Sotkamo journey builder app .

You can drive from Mustasaari to Sotkamo in 5.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Mustasaari in November, with highs in Sotkamo at 0°C and lows at -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Vuokatti, Jyrkkakosken Ruukki, Venajanhiekka
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka

1
day
Muonio

Muonio ©
Muonio is a municipality of Finland.The town is located in far northern Finland above the Arctic Circle on the country's western border, within the area of the former Lappi province. Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, then contemplate the long history of Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, and then examine the collection at Muonion Kotiseutumuseo.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Muonio trip builder .

Traveling by car from Sotkamo to Muonio takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sotkamo in November, with highs in Muonio at -5°C and lows at -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Muonio

Parks Winter Sports Trails
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Get outdoors at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Ullanlinna, browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary planning app .

Explore your travel options from Muonio to Helsinki with the Route module. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Muonio in November, with highs in Helsinki at 5°C and lows at 0°C. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Beaches
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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