16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
2
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
3
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
5
Pori
— 1 night
6
Turku
— 3 nights
7
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Kansallisgalleria 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 °F and lows at °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Porvoo Old Town, Heureka
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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night
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
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, thenstep into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, thencontemplate 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 °F, while nighttime lows are °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

Side Trip

Imatra Waterfall
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
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, thentake 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. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °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

Kerimaki Church, Linnansaari National Park
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

2
nights
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 23rd (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, thenexamine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, thentest 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 fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daytime highs in Tampere are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Theme Parks
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
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, thenkick 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 bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °F in June, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Villa Mairea
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach
Villa Mairea ©
Villa Mairea

3
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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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Turku Castle and Forum Marinum Maritime Centre. Visit Old Rauma and Turku Cathedral for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, visit Naantali Old Town, stroll around Kultaranta Garden, and get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Turku trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Turku are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Naantali, Old Rauma
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
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, thensee the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, thenlearn 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 °F and lows of °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

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

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