17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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17 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Tehran
bus + Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Rantasalmi
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
7
Akaslompolo
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  25​h
End: Tehran

6
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.
Get some historical perspective at Rock Church and Fortress of Suomenlinna. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ullanlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 48 minutes away. Pack the 17th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Aurinkolahti Beach, contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary app .

Tehran, Iran to Helsinki is an approximately 11-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tehran to Helsinki. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Tehran in September, with highs in Helsinki at 19°C and lows at 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 19th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Keep things going the next day: browse the collection at Turku City Library, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Turku online tour itinerary maker .

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Kurjenrahka National Park
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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 21st (Fri): look for gifts at Alko, then enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then kick back and relax at Suolijarvi Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: meet the residents at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Tampere using our trip planner.

You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Childrens Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at Pori Art Museum, then don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach, and finally stop by Patakirppis.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Pori trip planning app .

You can drive from Tampere to Pori in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September in Pori, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Pori

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

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): stroll through Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Mustasaari online driving holiday planner .

Drive from Pori to Mustasaari in 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Mustasaari can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rantasalmi.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
night
Rantasalmi

Rantasalmi ©
Rantasalmi is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Southern Savonia region. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Linnansaari National Park. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind The Spirit of the fortress, appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then make a trip to Pikkukirkko, then browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square, and finally appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Rantasalmi road trip planner.

Getting from Mustasaari to Rantasalmi by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rantasalmi

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Savonlinna
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

1
day
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then get outside with Seven Fells Up.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Akaslompolo trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Explore your travel options from Rantasalmi to Akaslompolo with the Route module. While traveling from Rantasalmi, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Akaslompolo, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Safaris
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

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