16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Philadelphia
Train + Fly:  13 h 45 min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Tampere
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
4
Savonlinna
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
5
Oulu
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Kalajoki
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  22 h 30 min
End: Philadelphia

2
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Katajanokka and Hietaranta Beach. Kansallisgalleria and Helsinki Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, admire the striking features of Johannes Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

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Philadelphia, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 13.5- hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, flight, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 7 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Philadelphia in November, with highs in Helsinki at 40°F and lows at 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Tampere tour planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 37°F, while at night they dip to 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas ©

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 6th (Tue), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church and then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

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

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. November in Turku sees daily highs of 40°F and lows of 32°F at night. On the 7th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Beaches
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

3
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 8th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ruokolahden Kirkko, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, then step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally make a trip to Pikkukirkko. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, then take in the exciting artwork at Johanna Oras Art Gallery, then get to know the resident critters at Kitee Zoo, and finally steep yourself in history at Salpa Line.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Turku to Savonlinna in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Traveling from Turku in November, you will find days in Savonlinna are slightly colder (35°F), and nights are about the same (29°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Kerimaki, Imatra, Kitee Zoo, Siikalahti Wetland, Johanna Oras Art Gallery
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

3
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 11th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Haukipudas Church, then get your game on at Oulu Climbing Centre, and finally see the interesting displays at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, look for all kinds of wild species at Hupisaaret Park, then see the interesting displays at Oulun Automuseo, then hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli, and finally appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Oulu day trip planning site.

You can fly from Savonlinna to Oulu in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In November in Oulu, expect temperatures between 35°F during the day and 27°F at night. On the 13th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kalajoki.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Haukipudas Church
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Haukipudas Church ©
Haukipudas Church
Kauppahalli ©
Kauppahalli

2
nights
Kalajoki

Kalajoki ©
Kalajoki is a coastal town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Oulu and is part of the Northern Ostrobothnia region. To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kalajoki trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Oulu to Kalajoki in 2 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Kalajoki can reach 36°F, while at night they dip to 28°F. You will leave for home on the 15th (Thu).

Things to do in Kalajoki

Outdoors Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kannuksen Kirkko
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Maakalla ©
Maakalla
Kannuksen Kirkko ©
Kannuksen Kirkko

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