17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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Tampere
— 2 nights
3
Vaasa
— 2 nights
4
Savonlinna
— 3 nights
5
Hameenlinna
— 5 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.
Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, shop like a local with Market Square Kauppatori, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki road trip planning tool.

Milan, Italy to Helsinki is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Milan to Helsinki. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Milan in August, with highs in Helsinki at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Haralanharju Tower, look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Tampere are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

2
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 16th (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bock’s Corner Brewery. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Terranova and then see the interesting displays at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Vaasa trip planner.

Traveling by train from Tampere to Vaasa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. On the 17th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Bock’s Corner Brewery ©
Bock’s Corner Brewery
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum ©
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum

3
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then stroll around The Parikkala Sculpture Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Savonlinna online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Vaasa to Savonlinna takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Hameenlinna.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

5
nights
Hameenlinna

Hameenlinna ©
Hämeenlinna is a city and municipality of about inhabitants in the heart of the historical province of Häme in the south of Finland. Venture out of the city with trips to Lahti (Vesijärvi harbor, Sibelius Hall, &more) and Kiikunlahde (in Hollola). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Museo Militaria, steep yourself in history at Birthplace of Jean Sibelius, get engrossed in the history at Palander House, and pause for some serene contemplation at Hauhon kirkko.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Hameenlinna planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Hameenlinna in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Hameenlinna are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. On the 25th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hameenlinna

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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Museo Militaria ©
Museo Militaria
Vesijärvi harbor ©
Vesijärvi harbor
Ahvenisto ©
Ahvenisto