20 days in Finland Itinerary

20 days in Finland Itinerary

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

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Helsinki

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.
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 Kansallisgalleria. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Paavolan Tammi in Lohjan Island, approximately Lohjan Island away. And it doesn't end there: visit Katajanokka, explore the world behind art at Design Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Johannes Church, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo).

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Helsinki online visit planner.

Mumbai, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Helsinki is minus 3.5 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Mumbai in September: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 19°C and lows are around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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2
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

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. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, explore the engaging exhibits at The Aland Island Art Museum, then step off the mainland to explore Kobba Klintar, and finally take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Mariehamn trip itinerary maker website.

Fly from Helsinki to Mariehamn in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or ride a ferry. In October in Mariehamn, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

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Museumship Pommern ©
Specialty Museum
Museumship Pommern
4.5
Kastelholm Castle ©
Specialty Museum
Kastelholm Castle
4.2

3
nights
Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turku: Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya) and Old Rauma (in Rauma). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, browse the collection at Turku City Library, and grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield.

Plan trip to Turku with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can fly from Mariehamn to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In October, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Turku Castle ©
Must see
Turku Castle
4.5
Old Rauma ©
World heritage site
Old Rauma
4.5
Turku Cathedral ©
Religious Site
Turku Cathedral
4.4

1
night
Pori

Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 8th (Tue), stroll through Herrainpaivat Beach, then tour 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 9°C and lows of 1°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 · Museums

Side Trip

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Yyteri Beach ©
Beach
Yyteri Beach
4.6
Villa Mairea ©
Specialty Museum
Villa Mairea
4.2

1
night
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 9°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°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 · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 8 — 9:
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Stundars Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Stundars Museum
4.5

2
nights
Tampere

Manchester of the North

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, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then identify 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 8°C in October, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 9 — 11:
Highlights from your trip
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Wildlife Area
Hatanpaa Arboretum
4.9
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Specialty Museum
Vapriikin Museokeskus
4.8
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Religious Site
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
4.4

3
nights
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, then appreciate 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, then contemplate 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 do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°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

Find places to stay Oct 11 — 14:
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3
nights
Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

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, then make 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 3°C by day to -1°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 · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 17:
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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Nature & Wildlife Tours
4.8
Arktikum ©
History Museum
Arktikum
4.1

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