17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Fly + Train:  7 h 15 min
1
Tampere
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 30 min
5
Sotkamo
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4 h 15 min
6
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
End: London

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Get outdoors at Rauhaniemi Beach and Viikinsaari Island. Pack the 14th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's still lots to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and pause for some serene contemplation at Kalevan Church.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Tampere day trip planning site.

London, UK to Tampere is an approximately 8- hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 2 hours. Traveling from London in September, things will get little chillier in Tampere: highs are around 17°C and lows about 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Childrens Museums
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Viikinsaari Island ©
Viikinsaari Island
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Escape the urban bustle at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and Kurjenrahka National Park. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Vepsa Island, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, and have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Turku online tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Turku are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Naantali, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): look for gifts at Porin Kauppahalli, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), then don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Pori online holiday planner.

Getting from Turku to Pori by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: 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 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum
Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko) ©
Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko)

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Mustasaari trip itinerary maker website.

You can 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 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sotkamo.

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
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. On the 20th (Thu), go for a walk through Jyrkkakosken Ruukki and then stroll through Venajanhiekka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Hiukka, then get great views at Vuokatinvaara, and then enjoy some friendly competition at Vuokatti Bowling.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Sotkamo trip planner.

You can drive from Mustasaari to Sotkamo in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In September, daytime highs in Sotkamo are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Vuokatti, Jyrkkakosken Ruukki, Venajanhiekka
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Vuokatinvaara ©
Vuokatinvaara
Vuokatti Bowling ©
Vuokatti Bowling

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Aurinkolahti Beach and Norman Travels. Pack the 26th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki route builder tool.

Explore your travel options from Sotkamo to Helsinki with the Route module. In September, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Norman Travels ©
Norman Travels
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach

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