18 days in Finland Itinerary

18 days in Finland Itinerary

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18 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Tangier
Fly + Drive:  11​h
1
Lahti
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Sotkamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Tangier

1
day
Lahti

Lahti ©
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): take a stroll around Sibelius Hall, then ponder the design of Musical Fountain, then examine the collection at Lahti Art Museum, and finally have fun at Hohtokeila Lahti.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Lahti online driving holiday planner .

Tangier, Morocco to Lahti is an approximately 11-hour flight. Traveling from Tangier to Lahti, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tangier in November, things will get much colder in Lahti: highs are around 3°C and lows about -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lahti

Fun & Games Museums Shopping
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Hohtokeila Lahti ©
Hohtokeila Lahti
Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall
Musical Fountain ©
Musical Fountain

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Savonlinna route builder tool .

You can drive from Lahti to Savonlinna in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In November, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

2
nights
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. On the 25th (Sun), stroll through Venajanhiekka, then get great views at Vuokatinvaara, and then perfect your strike at Vuokatti Bowling. On the next day, kick back and relax at Hiukka and then find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park Vuokatti.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Sotkamo trip planner .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Sotkamo in 4.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Sotkamo are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Vuokatti, Venajanhiekka
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Vuokatinvaara ©
Vuokatinvaara

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Holy Cross Church and Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Step out of Tampere with an excursion to Laukko Manor in Vesilahti--about 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, and head off the coast to Viikinsaari Island.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Tampere trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sotkamo to Tampere takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In November, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Laukko Manor, Holy Cross Church
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Holy Cross Church ©
Holy Cross Church

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, then don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, then take in the exciting artwork at Pori Art Museum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Palace of Junnelius.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Pori trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Pori takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in November, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

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

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Popular historic sites such as Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova and Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, get your game on at Moomin World, contemplate the long history of Kuusisto Manor, and buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Pori to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in November, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Moomin World, Kauppakeskus Mylly, Kuusisto Manor
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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.
Let the collections at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and National Museum of Finland capture your imagination. Visit Rock Church and The Esplanadi Park for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Helsinki travel itinerary planner .

Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Helsinki are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -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

Side Trip

Flamingo Entertainment Center
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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