16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pori
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 3 nights
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Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Kansallisgalleria. Step off the beaten path and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and The National Museum of Finland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo) and Heureka (in Vantaa). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip builder website.

Chicago, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Chicago in June, with highs in Helsinki at 65°F and lows at 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 15 — 19:

Lappeenranta

— 1 night

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Lemin kirkko, see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, then step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, then contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Lappeenranta trip app.

You can drive from Helsinki to Lappeenranta in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Lappeenranta are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 19 — 20:

Savonlinna

— 2 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 21st (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Linnansaari National Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Savonlinna trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna takes 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 20 — 22:

Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum. Here are some ideas for day two: try out the rides at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, stroll around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Tampere online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Tampere in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daytime highs in Tampere are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jun 22 — 24:

Pori

— 1 night
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): have some family-friendly fun at Space Bowling & Billiards, enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, and finally examine the collection at Villa Mairea.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Pori online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Tampere to Pori in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in June, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 24 — 25:

Turku

— 3 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Turku Castle and Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. Visit Old Rauma and Turku Cathedral for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, browse the collection at Turku City Library, get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and stroll around Kultaranta Garden.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Turku online journey planner.

Drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in June, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 25 — 28:

Mariehamn, Aland Island

— 2 nights
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, then see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally step off the mainland to explore Kobba Klintar.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Mariehamn trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. June in Mariehamn sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 28 — 30:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."