21 days in Finland Itinerary

21 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tampere
— 3 nights
2
Turku
— 3 nights
3
Pori
— 1 night
4
Mustasaari
— 1 night
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
6
Koli National Park
— 1 night
7
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
8
Helsinki
— 5 nights

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Koskikara Shopping Centre (in Valkeakoski) and Holy Cross Church (in Parola). Pack the 2nd (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, examine the collection at Spy Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Aleksanterin Kirkko.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere vacation planner.

Vienna, Austria to Tampere is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Vienna in July: high temperatures in Tampere hover around °C and lows are around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Koskikara Shopping Centre, Holy Cross Church
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Change things up with a short trip to Kurjenrahka National Park in Poytya (about 46 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, get in on the family fun at Vaski Adventure Island, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, and get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku trip itinerary app.

Drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Naantali, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 8th (Sun), admire the striking features of Palace of Junnelius, explore the world behind art at Pori Art Museum, thenmake a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Pori trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Turku to Pori takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Pori can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Pori

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

1
night
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.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Mustasaari trip planner.

You can drive from Pori to Mustasaari in 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Mustasaari are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, and get curious at Pilke Science Centre.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mustasaari to Rovaniemi. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Theme Parks Tours
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

1
night
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
On the 13th (Fri), take a peaceful walk through Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, thenhike along Ukko-Koli Hill, and then explore the activities along Pielinen.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Koli National Park trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Koli National Park in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. July in Koli National Park sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

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

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 15th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, thenget all the information you need at Riihisaari, and finally pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Linnansaari National Park.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Savonlinna online road trip planner.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Savonlinna in 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Savonlinna are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Helsinki.

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 Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

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 18th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planning app.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Helsinki in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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

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