18 days in Finland Itinerary

18 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Lahti
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Lahti
— 1 day
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
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Sotkamo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pori
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 3 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly

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Lahti

— 1 day
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall, then admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain, then admire the masterpieces at Lahti Art Museum, and finally perfect your strike at Hohtokeila Lahti.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Lahti road trip site.

Tangier, Morocco to Lahti is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Tangier to Lahti, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In November, Lahti is much colder than Tangier - with highs of 3°C and lows of -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lahti

Museums · Shopping · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Nov 23 — 24:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 24th (Sat), step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip planner.

You can drive from Lahti to Savonlinna in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In November, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 23 — 24:

Sotkamo

— 2 nights
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Venajanhiekka, then take some stellar pictures from Vuokatinvaara, and then enjoy some friendly competition at Vuokatti Bowling. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Hiukka and then find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park Vuokatti.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Sotkamo route planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Sotkamo takes 4.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 24 — 26:

Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Appreciate the collections at Laukko Manor and Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Get some cultural insight at Holy Cross Church and Tampereen Tuomiokirkko. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, step off the mainland to explore Viikinsaari Island, and stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Tampere trip website.

You can drive from Sotkamo to Tampere in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. November in Tampere sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 26 — 29:

Pori

— 1 night
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 30th (Fri), kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, then shop like a local with Pori Art Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Palace of Junnelius.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Pori online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Pori in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November in Pori, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 29 — 30:

Turku

— 3 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get a sense of the local culture at Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. You'll explore and learn at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. There's still lots to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly, look for all kinds of wild species at Vepsa Island, have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, and steep yourself in history at Kuusisto Manor.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Turku sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Pori to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 3:

Helsinki

— 6 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. Head to Kamppi Shopping Centre and Hakaniemi Marketfor plenty of shopping. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki planning website.

Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 3 — 9:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."