16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Fly to Ivalo Airport, Drive to Inari
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Inari
— 1 day
Fly
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Savonlinna
— 1 day
Drive
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Imatra
— 1 night
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Train to Helsinki, Fly to Mariehamn, Shuttle to Mariehamn
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Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly
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Turku
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pori
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly

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Inari

— 1 day
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Juutua Nature Trail, then get advice or help at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, and then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Inari trip itinerary planning site.

Pune, India to Inari is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Pune to Inari is minus 3.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Inari can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can fly to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Parks · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 3:

Savonlinna

— 1 day
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, pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral, look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, then get a taste of the local shopping with 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 find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna holiday planner.

Getting from Inari to Savonlinna by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 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
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 3:

Imatra

— 1 night
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): examine the collection at Karelian Farmhouse Open Air Museum, kick back and relax at Lempukka Beach, then stop by Rajamarket, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall.

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You can drive from Savonlinna to Imatra in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Imatra are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 4:

Mariehamn, Aland Island

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

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Mariehamn online attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and shuttle from Imatra to Mariehamn takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. September in Mariehamn sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 4 — 5:

Turku

— 3 nights
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. Step off the beaten path and head to Turku Castle and Naantali Old Town. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and learn more about the world around you at Turku Biological Museum.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Turku road trip site.

Getting from Mariehamn to Turku by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September in Turku, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 5 — 8:

Pori

— 2 nights
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach, admire the masterpieces at Rauma Art Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Burial Site of Sammallahdenmaki. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Puuvilla, enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, then get engrossed in the history at Rakennuskulttuuritalo Toivo Ja Korsmanin Talo, and finally get your game on at Space Bowling & Billiards.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Pori road trip planner.

Getting from Turku to Pori by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 8 — 10:

Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

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): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Hatanpaa Arboretum. Keep things going the next day: get outside with FUN53 Charter, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, then take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Nasinneula Tower.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere travel route planning site.

You can drive from Pori to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 10 — 12:

Helsinki

— 3 nights

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). Discover out-of-the-way places like Hakaniemi Market and Katajanokka. Venture out of the city with trips to Porvoo (Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, Porvoo Old Town, &more) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). There's more to do: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria and stop by Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa).

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki journey planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 12 — 15:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."