19 days in Finland Itinerary

19 days in Finland Itinerary

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19 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Marquette
Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
4
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Mustasaari
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
6
Tampere
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
7
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Marquette

5
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.
Pack the 2nd (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, stroll through Korkeasaari Zoo, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online trip builder .

Marquette, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Traveling from Marquette to Helsinki, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, make a trip to Pikkukirkko, stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, then step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, and finally appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Linnansaari National Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Savonlinna trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Savonlinna takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Linnansaari National Park
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

2
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
On the 8th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, then hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Koli National Park itinerary planner.

Drive from Savonlinna to Koli National Park in 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 10th (Mon), take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then enjoy some diversion at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Lordi's Square, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then get curious at Pilke Science Centre, and finally explore and take pictures at Lappi Areena.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In September, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 53°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Outdoors Fun & Games
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

1
day
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Mustasaari trip builder tool .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Mustasaari in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In September in Mustasaari, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 13th (Thu), stroll through Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, kick back and relax at Suolijarvi Beach, then stop by Alko, and finally browse the range of quality goods at City Sokos.

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You can drive from Mustasaari to Tampere in 4 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
City Sokos ©
City Sokos

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): browse the collection at Turku City Library, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then have fun at Moomin World, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then see the interesting displays at Turku Biological Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Turku trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Turku sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

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