16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
2
Tampere
— 3 nights
3
Oulu
— 2 nights
4
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
5
Turku
— 2 nights
6
Kimito Island
— 3 nights

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.
Head to Hakaniemi Market and Okrafor some retail therapy. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Arboretum Mustila. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo), Kotka (Linden Esplanade & Beach Mansikkalahti) and Cathedral of Porvoo (in Porvoo). There's lots more to do: deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, and kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip maker app.

San Francisco, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from San Francisco to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Kotka, Arboretum Mustila, Nuuksio National Park, Cathedral of Porvoo
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Escape the urban bustle at Hatanpaa Arboretum and Riihiniemen Uimaranta. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Vapriikin Museokeskus and Laukko Manor. Step out of Tampere with an excursion to Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto in Ylojarvi--about 1 hour away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Ronga, take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhan Birgitan kirkko.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Tampere road trip planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Tampere are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Oulu.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto, Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, Laukko Manor
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

2
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 24th (Wed), hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli, see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, thenstop by Luovon Puoji, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Haukipudas Church, see the interesting displays at Kierikki Stone Age Centre, thentake in the exciting artwork at Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Hupisaaret Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Oulu tour builder website.

Traveling by train from Tampere to Oulu takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Luovon Puoji, Kierikki Stone Age Centre, Haukipudas Church
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Kierikki Stone Age Centre ©
Kierikki Stone Age Centre
Haukipudas Church ©
Haukipudas Church

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, thenexplore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, thenexamine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, and finally take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Mariehamn day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Oulu to Mariehamn takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. July in Mariehamn sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, Kastelholm Castle
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, thenget engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, and then get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Turku tour itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Wildlife Beaches
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Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

3
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Visiting Oro and Bellevue Beach will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Soderlangvik Gard and Rosala Viking Centre. Change things up with these side-trips from Kimito Island: Bengtskar Lighthouse (in Rosala) and EKTA museum (in Raseborg).

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kimito Island trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Kimito Island are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Rosala, Bellevue Beach, EKTA museum
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Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Oro ©
Oro
Soderlangvik Gard
Soderlangvik Gard

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