17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
2
Hamina
— 3 nights
3
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
4
Mikkeli
— 2 nights
5
Tampere
— 2 nights
6
Turku
— 3 nights

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.
When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately Espoo away. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary site.

Lubeck, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hamina.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Theme Parks

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

3
nights
Hamina

Hamina ©
Hamina is a town and a municipality of Finland. Explore Hamina's surroundings by going to Lappeenranta (Lappeenranta Fortress, Saimaa Canal, &more). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, wander the streets of Hamina Old Town, and appreciate the history behind Statue of Varvara Shantina.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Hamina tour itinerary site.

You can drive from Helsinki to Hamina in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Hamina

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Lappeenranta, Kotka
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Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 6th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress, appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, thensee the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, thenexplore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko. On the next day, don't miss a visit to The Parikkala Sculpture Park, see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, thenstop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, and finally pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hamina to Savonlinna takes 3.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, The Parikkala Sculpture Park, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
The Parikkala Sculpture Park ©
The Parikkala Sculpture Park

2
nights
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): appreciate the history behind Mannerheim Statue, see the interesting displays at Infantry Museum, don't miss a visit to Kenkavero, examine the collection at Mannerheim`s Saloon Car, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Mikkeli Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at Mikkelin Taidemuseo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): brush up on your military savvy at Communications Centre Lokki, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Naisvuori Observation Tower, thenget in on the family fun at Visulahti, and finally take a memorable drive along Lietvesi Scenic Road.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Mikkeli driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Mikkeli in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Mikkeli are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Museums Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trip

Lietvesi Scenic Road
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Infantry Museum ©
Infantry Museum
Communications Centre Lokki
Communications Centre Lokki
Naisvuori Observation Tower ©
Naisvuori Observation Tower

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 10th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and then find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Tampere route builder site.

You can drive from Mikkeli to Tampere in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Tampere are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

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nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Take a break from Turku with a short trip to Old Rauma in Rauma, about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, and trek along Bike Rental - by Carfield.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Turku online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Turku, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Moomin World, Old Rauma
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Adventure Park ©
Adventure Park
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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