16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Pune
Fly + Drive:  25 h
1
Inari
— 1 day
Shuttle + 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
Drive:  2 h
6
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  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. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Juutua Nature Trail, then tour or see a show at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, and then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

To find maps, reviews, 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 travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Trails Outdoors
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
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, look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, then indulge your taste buds 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 find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna holiday planner.

Getting from Inari to Savonlinna by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. 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
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Paaskylahden kirkko ©
Paaskylahden kirkko

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): 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.

To plan Imatra vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

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 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, 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 traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Mariehamn online attractions 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. 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 travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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

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. Step off the beaten path and head to Turku Cathedral and Turku Castle. And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Turku trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Mariehamn to Turku by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a 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 Beaches Wildlife

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Forum Marinum Maritime Centre ©
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
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 find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, 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

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Rauma
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach

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): 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 identify plant and animal life 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.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, 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 bus; or take a train. 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

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Katajanokka. Discover out-of-the-way places like Hakaniemi Market and Porvoo Old Town. Venture out of the city with trips to Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Porvoo (Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, Cathedral of Porvoo, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, look for gifts at Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa), and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo).

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki day trip app.

You can drive from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

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

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