16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

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.
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: Cathedral of Porvoo (in Porvoo), Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Kotka (Linden Esplanade & Beach Mansikkalahti). 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 71°F during the day and 55°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 · Outdoors

Side Trips

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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

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Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

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 Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Vapriikin Museokeskus and Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. Step out of Tampere with an excursion to Laukko Manor in Vesilahti--about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, view the masterpieces at Galleria Ronga, and kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta.

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 70°F, while nighttime lows are 52°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 · Museums

Side Trips

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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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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, then stop 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, then take 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 do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Kierikki Stone Age Centre ©
Kierikki Stone Age Centre
Haukipudas Church ©
Haukipudas Church

1
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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, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, then see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, and finally take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Mariehamn trip app.

Getting from Oulu to Mariehamn by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in July, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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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, then get 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, then take 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 70°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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Kimito Island

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

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 71°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

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Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Oro ©
Oro
Soderlangvik Gard
Soderlangvik Gard

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