20 days in Finland Itinerary

20 days in Finland Itinerary

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20 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Mustasaari
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Seattle

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 6th (Fri), get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore and take pictures at Lappi Areena, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally have fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi visit planner .

Seattle, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Seattle in July, with highs in Rovaniemi at 67°F and lows at 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Wildlife Museums
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

1
day
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Mustasaari journey maker tool .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Mustasaari in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July, daily temperatures in Mustasaari can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 10th (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, make a trip to Pikkukirkko, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally pause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Linnansaari National Park.

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You can drive from Mustasaari to Savonlinna in 7 hours. Another option is to fly. In July in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Linnansaari National Park
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Take a break from Tampere with a short trip to Holy Cross Church in Parola, about 1h 10 min away. see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, stop by Tallipihan Suklaapuoti, kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhan Birgitan kirkko.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere road trip tool .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Tampere in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July in Tampere, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, Holy Cross Church
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Holy Cross Church ©
Holy Cross Church

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nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, then make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), then browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Puuvilla, then learn about all things military at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, and finally examine the collection at Marela Museum House.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Pori route maker app .

Traveling by car from Tampere to Pori takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Pori sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Museums Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Rauma
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Go for a jaunt from Turku to Poytya to see Kurjenrahka National Park about 56 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, find something for the whole family at Vaski Adventure Island, browse the collection at Turku City Library, and see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum.

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You can drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Turku sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Naantali, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Moomin World ©
Moomin World
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

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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 21st (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Fortress of Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, stroll through Sibelius Monument, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki online travel planner .

Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

The Finnish Museum of Horology
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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