16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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16 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly + Drive:  25​h
1
Inari
— 1 day
Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Imatra
— 1 night
train + Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 45​min
5
Turku
— 3 nights
6
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
8
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Pune

1
day
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 2nd (Mon), stroll through Juutua Nature Trail, then take a stroll around The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, and then see the interesting displays at Siida.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Inari trip planner .

Pune, India to Inari is an approximately 25-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Pune to Inari due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Inari

Shopping Museums Parks
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The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paaskylahden kirkko, and finally pause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Savonlinna trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by flight from Inari to Savonlinna takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Imatra.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Shopping
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Taito Shop Savonlinna ©
Taito Shop Savonlinna

1
night
Imatra

Imatra ©
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Karelian Farmhouse Open Air Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lempukka Beach, then stop by Rajamarket, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Imatra trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Savonlinna to Imatra by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September in Imatra, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks Nature Beaches
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Rajamarket ©
Rajamarket

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 5th (Thu), examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, then have fun and explore at The Aland Island Art Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Mariehamn travel planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Imatra to Mariehamn takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Kastelholm Castle
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Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Head to Turun Kauppahalli and Gallery Afor plenty of shopping. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, browse the collection at Turku City Library, head off the coast to Vepsa Island, and get a new perspective on nature at Turku Biological Museum.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Turku online journey planner .

You can fly from Mariehamn to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 9th (Mon), kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, explore the world behind art at Rauma Art Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, and finally stroll the grounds of Burial Site of Sammallahdenmaki. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Puuvilla, tour the pleasant surroundings at Herrainpaivat Beach, then get engrossed in the history at Rakennuskulttuuritalo Toivo Ja Korsmanin Talo, and finally enjoy some friendly competition at Space Bowling & Billiards.

To find out how to plan a trip to Pori, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Pori sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Rauma
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Kauppakeskus Puuvilla ©
Kauppakeskus Puuvilla

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with FUN53 Charter, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and finally make a trip to Nasinneula Tower.

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Take a bus from Pori to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Pyhan Birgitan kirkko
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nuuksio National Park and Kansallisgalleria. Shop till you drop at Hakaniemi Market and Brunberg Candy Factory Shop. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Porvoo (Porvoo Old Town, Cathedral of Porvoo, & more). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, look for gifts at Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa), wander the streets of Katajanokka, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo).

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki journey builder .

You can take a train from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Porvoo, Nuuksio National Park
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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