21 days in Finland Itinerary

21 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Turku
— 2 nights
2
Tampere
— 3 nights
3
Pori
— 2 nights
4
Mustasaari
— 2 nights
5
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
6
Imatra
— 1 day
7
Lahti
— 1 night
8
Helsinki
— 6 nights

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): admire the striking features of Kuusisto Manor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Kurjenrahka National Park, browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku road trip website.

Saskatoon, Canada to Turku is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 8 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Turku can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kurjenrahka National Park, Kultaranta Garden, Kuusisto Manor
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Visit Vanha Kirkko and Holy Cross Church for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas and Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Step out of Tampere to go to Hameenlinna and see Birthplace of Jean Sibelius, which is approximately 52 minutes away. There's much more to do: stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Suolijarvi Beach, stop by Alko, and walk around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere holiday maker tool.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Tampere sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Birthplace of Jean Sibelius, Holy Cross Church
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Holy Cross Church ©
Holy Cross Church

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 10th (Wed), look for gifts at Porin Kauppahalli, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Puurijarvi-Isosuo National Park.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Pori travel route builder.

Getting from Tampere to Pori by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Pori can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Rauma, Puurijarvi-Isosuo National Park
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

2
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Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. On the 12th (Fri), explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Setterbergin Puisto, enjoy the sand and surf at Hietasaaren uimaranta, and then take in the views from Raippaluodon Silta.

To find out how to plan a trip to Mustasaari, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Pori to Mustasaari in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Vaasa
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Hietasaaren uimaranta ©
Hietasaaren uimaranta
Setterbergin Puisto ©
Setterbergin Puisto

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 14th (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Keimiotunturi Fell and then explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Seven Fells Up, look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Mustasaari to Akaslompolo with the Route module. Traveling from Mustasaari in October, things will get little chillier in Akaslompolo: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Imatra.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Levi, Muonio
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

1
day
Imatra

Imatra ©
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
On the 16th (Tue), admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island, thenstroll through Lempukka Beach, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Joutsenon kirkko, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Imatrankoski Church.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Imatra road trip planning app.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Akaslompolo to Imatra in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Akaslompolo in October, with highs in Imatra at °C and lows at °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Lahti.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Joutsenon kirkko
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Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Joutsenon kirkko ©
Joutsenon kirkko

1
night
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): fly down the slopes at Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center, admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain, and then get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Lahti online trip itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Imatra to Lahti in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lahti

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center
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Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall
Musical Fountain
Musical Fountain

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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.
Get some cultural insight at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. Popular historic sites such as Helsinki Cathedral and Kamppi Chapel of Silence are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), browse the different shops at Kamppi Shopping Centre, look for gifts at Marttiini Senaatintori, and visit Ullanlinna.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner.

Traveling by train from Lahti to Helsinki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Helsinki are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Flamingo Entertainment Center
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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