21 days in Finland Itinerary

21 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Jeddah
Fly:  11 h 45 min
1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Tampere
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Heureka. Bring the kids along to Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Korkeasaari Zoo. And it doesn't end there: deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, steep yourself in history at The Aalto House, see the interesting displays at Mannerheim Museum, and get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planning site.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Helsinki is an approximately 11- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Jeddah to Helsinki. In September, Helsinki is cooler 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 drive 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 ©
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Vapriikin Museokeskus. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Emil Aaltosen Museo. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, make a trip to Nasinneula Tower, explore the world behind art at Maltinranta Artcenter, and explore the engaging exhibits at The Doll Museum Jubilee Exhibition.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere trip builder app.

Getting from Helsinki to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. 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
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

1
night
Pori

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

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Pori trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Tampere to Pori in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In October in Pori, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Naantali Old Town and Turku Castle. Bring the kids along to Vepsa Island and JukuPark Turku is open 1 of September?. Take a break from Turku with a short trip to Old Rauma in Rauma, about 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, pause for some serene contemplation at Martinkirkko, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Turku trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pori to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. October in Turku sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Old Rauma, Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 10th (Thu), take in the waterfront at 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.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Mariehamn trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In October, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to 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 ©
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. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Hupisaaret Park and then kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Oulu road trip planning app.

You can fly from Mariehamn to Oulu in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Mariehamn in October, expect Oulu to be a bit cooler, temps between 6°C and 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
Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park

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