17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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17 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Guwahati
Fly:  21​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Saariselka
— 1 night
Fly + train:  5​h 30​min
3
Tampere
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Turku
— 1 night
5
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
7
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
8
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Guwahati

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, then admire all the interesting features of Lappi Areena, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Arktikum and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planning tool .

Guwahati, India to Rovaniemi is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Guwahati to Rovaniemi. Traveling from Guwahati in July, things will get cooler in Rovaniemi: highs are around 22°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Wildlife Museums
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Saariselka driving holiday site .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. July in Saariselka sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Saariselka

Trails Outdoors Nature
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 14th (Sat), see the sky in a new way at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Vanha Kirkko, then see the interesting displays at Spy Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Suolijarvi Beach, and finally stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Tampere attractions planner .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and train from Saariselka to Tampere in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Saariselka in July, expect nights in Tampere to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Vanha Kirkko ©
Vanha Kirkko

1
night
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 16th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then enjoy some diversion at Moomin World, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Naantali Church.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku road trip site .

Getting from Tampere to Turku by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. July in Turku sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Naantali
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Moomin World ©
Moomin World
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kirjurinluoto, don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Pori trip planner .

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum
Kirjurinluoto ©
Kirjurinluoto

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. On the 19th (Thu), head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Mustasaari trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Pori to Mustasaari takes 3 hours. In July in Mustasaari, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
To see more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Savonlinna travel route planner.

Getting from Mustasaari to Savonlinna by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle

4
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.
Pack the 23rd (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sibelius Monument, kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach, and get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki holiday builder tool .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Helsinki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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