21 days in Finland Itinerary

21 days in Finland Itinerary

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21 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Jeddah
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Pori
— 1 night
4
Turku
— 5 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
5
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Oulu
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Jeddah

6
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Heureka and Korkeasaari Zoo. Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, and contemplate the long history of Mannerheim Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki visit planner.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Helsinki is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Jeddah to Helsinki, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, Helsinki is colder than Jeddah - with highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Heureka
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Heureka ©
Heureka

5
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hatanpaa Arboretum and Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Vapriikin Museokeskus and Tampereen Tuomiokirkko. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, stroll through Suolijarvi Beach, and explore the world behind art at Maltinranta Artcenter.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere trip website .

You can take a train from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In September in Tampere, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Pyhan Birgitan kirkko
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach and then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Pori sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Tampere to Pori in 1.5 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 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach

5
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Explore hidden gems such as Turku Castle and Naantali Old Town. Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova and Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from Turku to Rauma to see Old Rauma about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, learn more about the world around you at Turku Biological Museum, and make a splash at JukuPark Turku.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Turku trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Pori to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October in Turku, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Naantali Old Town, Old Rauma
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): don't miss a visit to The Maritime Quarter, explore the engaging exhibits at The Cultural History Museum of Aland, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Mariehamn day trip planning website .

You can fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. October in Mariehamn sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
The Cultural History Museum of Aland ©

2
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Hupisaaret Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Oulu trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Oulu takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Mariehamn in October; daily highs in Oulu reach 6°C and lows reach 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach

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