17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
2
Turku
— 2 nights
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
4
Savonlinna
— 3 nights
5
Oulu
— 5 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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Nuuksio National Park, Sibelius Monument, The Esplanadi Park, and other attractions you added. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo) and Kansallisgalleria. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planning site.

Venice, Italy to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Venice in October; daily highs in Helsinki reach °C and lows reach °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Museums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Old Rauma. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Turku route maker.

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Turku can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Old Rauma
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Pulkkilanharju Nature Trail as well as Nasinneula Tower. On the 9th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, thensee the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, thentake in panoramic vistas at Nasinneula Tower, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Tampere sightseeing planner.

Drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Pulkkilanharju Nature Trail
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower

3
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Linnansaari National Park as well as Sandcastle Lappeenranta. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Savonlinna road trip site.

Getting from Tampere to Savonlinna by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Linnansaari National Park, Sandcastle Lappeenranta
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta

5
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Nallikari Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Koitelinkoski and Hupisaaret Park.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Oulu day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Savonlinna to Oulu takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Oulu can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. You will leave for home on the 19th (Tue).

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Koitelinkoski
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Koitelinkoski ©
Koitelinkoski
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park

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