17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
2
Turku
— 2 nights
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
4
Pori
— 1 night
5
Mustasaari
— 1 night
6
Rantasalmi
— 1 night
7
Akaslompolo
— 1 day

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 in touch with nature at Nuuksio National Park and Hietaranta Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Pack the 17th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, stroll around Pihlajasaari Recreational Park, and get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Helsinki day trip planning website.

Tehran, Iran to Helsinki is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Iran Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -1.5 hour difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Tehran in September, with highs in Helsinki at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough 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
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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 kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. On your second day here, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, thenexamine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, thentake an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Turku trip planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kurjenrahka National Park
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

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): stop by Alko, thenkick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Suolijarvi Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Tampere trip planner.

Drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
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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): view the masterpieces at Pori Art Museum, thenmake a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, and finally stop by Patakirppis.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Pori day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Tampere to Pori in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Pori Art Museum ©
Pori Art Museum
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum

1
night
Mustasaari

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

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Mustasaari vacation maker app.

Drive from Pori to Mustasaari in 3 hours. September in Mustasaari sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rantasalmi.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
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. On the 25th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Linnansaari National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress, pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, thenindulge your taste buds at Savonlinna Market Square, and finally appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Rantasalmi trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Mustasaari to Rantasalmi in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. September in Rantasalmi sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rantasalmi

Nature Parks 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 ©
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop, thentake an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then head outdoors with Seven Fells Up.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Rantasalmi to Akaslompolo. When traveling from Rantasalmi in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Akaslompolo: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 27:
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Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Safaris
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

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