17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Tampere
— 4 nights
3
Turku
— 3 nights
4
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
5
Savonlinna
— 1 night
6
Inari
— 1 night

2
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.
You'll explore and learn at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Head to Hakaniemi Market and Galerie Forsblomfor some retail therapy. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, stop by Artisaani, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary builder site.

Des Moines, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Des Moines to Helsinki is 8 hours. Traveling from Des Moines in June, things will get slightly colder in Helsinki: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Vapriikin Museokeskus and Tampereen Tuomiokirkko. Shop till you drop at Laukko Manor and Galleria Ronga. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tampere: Pori (Pori Art Museum & Yyteri Beach) and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, admire the masterpieces at Hiekka Art Museum, walk around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Tampere day trip app.

You can drive from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Tampere are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Pori, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto, Laukko Manor
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. Get a sense of the local culture at Old Rauma and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turku: Teijo National Park (in Pernio) and Ruokapuoti Lumo (in Rauma). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo and get engrossed in the history at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Turku journey planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in June, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Rauma, Teijo National Park
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, thenexplore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, thensee the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, and finally take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Mariehamn journey maker.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June in Mariehamn, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, Kastelholm Castle
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 24th (Mon), explore the activities along Siikalahti Wetland, examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, thenstep into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Savonlinna vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Mariehamn to Savonlinna by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In June in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. On the 25th (Tue), you're off to Inari.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Siikalahti Wetland, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Lemmenjoki National Park.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Inari trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Savonlinna to Inari takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Savonlinna in June: high temperatures in Inari hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park