20 days in Finland Itinerary

20 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
2
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
3
Turku
— 3 nights
4
Pori
— 1 night
5
Vaasa
— 1 night
6
Tampere
— 2 nights
7
Savonlinna
— 3 nights
8
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Nuuksio National Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Paavolan Tammi in Lohjan Island, approximately Lohjan Island away. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and contemplate the long history of The Aalto House.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki tour itinerary planner.

Mumbai, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -3.5 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Mumbai in September, with highs in Helsinki at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Paavolan Tammi, Nuuksio National Park
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Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

2
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 3rd (Thu), examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and then identify plant and animal life at Getabergen. On the next day, examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, step into the grandiose world of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, explore the engaging exhibits at The Aland Island Art Museum, thenstep off the mainland to explore Kobba Klintar, and finally steep yourself in history at The Maritime Quarter.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Mariehamn trip website.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Mariehamn takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or ride a ferry. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, Getabergen, Kastelholm Castle
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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 Naantali Old Town are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre and Old Rauma. Take a break from Turku with a short trip to Kurjenrahka National Park in Poytya, about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, and browse the collection at Turku City Library.

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

Fly from Mariehamn to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Old Rauma, Kurjenrahka National Park, Naantali Old Town
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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. On the 8th (Tue), stroll through Herrainpaivat Beach, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach, and then see the interesting displays at Villa Mairea.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Pori day trip planning site.

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. October in Pori sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

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

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site, see the interesting displays at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, and then examine the collection at Stundars Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Vaasa trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Pori to Vaasa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trip

Stundars Museum
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Stundars Museum ©
Stundars Museum
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum ©
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, thenidentify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing and then explore the striking landscape of Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere tour builder.

Getting from Vaasa to Tampere by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

3
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 12th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Kirkkoniemen Kellotapuli, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, thenappreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, and finally don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Tohmajarven kirkko, make a trip to Salpa Line, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paaskylahden kirkko.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Savonlinna trip planner.

Drive from Tampere to Savonlinna in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Kerimaki, Tohmajarven kirkko
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Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Tohmajarven kirkko ©
Tohmajarven kirkko

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, thenmake a trip to Lordi's Square, and finally try your luck at Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker app.

Fly from Savonlinna to Rovaniemi in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Savonlinna in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Rovaniemi: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. On the 17th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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