18 days in Finland Itinerary

18 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
2
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
4
Turku
— 3 nights
5
Pori
— 1 night
6
Tampere
— 2 nights
7
Saariselka
— 1 night

3
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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo) will appeal to museum buffs. Get some cultural insight at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Katajanokka. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo, Castle Hill, &more) and Heureka (in Vantaa). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take in the spiritual surroundings of Johannes Church, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

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Mexico City, Mexico to Helsinki is an approximately 20-hour flight. Traveling from Mexico City to Helsinki, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Mexico City in September; daily highs in Helsinki reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Porvoo, Heureka
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Siikalahti Wetland, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Kummakivi Boulder.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Savonlinna takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Savonlinna are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. You'll set off for Mariehamn on the 21st (Sat).

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kummakivi Boulder, Kerimaki Church, Siikalahti Wetland
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, walk around Lilla holmen, thensteep yourself in history at Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, and finally examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, head off the coast to Kobba Klintar, thentake a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter, and finally examine the collection at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Mariehamn trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Savonlinna to Mariehamn in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, daytime highs in Mariehamn are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku Castle and Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre and Old Rauma. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, and get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Turku day trip tool.

Fly from Mariehamn to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Naantali, Old Rauma
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach, and then examine the collection at Villa Mairea.

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Traveling by car from Turku to Pori takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Villa Mairea
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Villa Mairea ©
Villa Mairea
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 28th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, enjoy breathtaking views from Nasinneula Tower, thentake an in-depth tour of Emil Aaltosen Museo, and finally walk around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere travel planner.

Drive from Pori to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. On the next day, hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, thenhike along Ruijanpolku Trail, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Saariselka travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Tampere to Saariselka takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. When traveling from Tampere in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Saariselka: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel ©
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel

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