22 days in Finland Itinerary

22 days in Finland Itinerary

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22 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Calgary
Fly + Drive:  21 h 45 min
1
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5 h 45 min
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h
4
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly + Train:  4 h 30 min
5
Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
7
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
8
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly:  19 h
End: Calgary

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): enjoy breathtaking views from Saltkaret.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Mustasaari day trip planning tool .

Calgary, Canada to Mustasaari is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 9 hour difference. While traveling from Calgary, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Mustasaari, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, then stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, then step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, and finally pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Linnansaari National Park.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Savonlinna tour planner.

Drive from Mustasaari to Savonlinna in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In September, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

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
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

2
nights
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 23rd (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, and then explore the activities along Pielinen.

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Getting from Savonlinna to Koli National Park by car takes about 3 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

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

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 25th (Tue), see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then have fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then get curious at Pilke Science Centre, and finally explore and take pictures at Lappi Areena.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Fun & Games Outdoors
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tampere: Koskikara Shopping Centre (in Valkeakoski) and Holy Cross Church (in Parola). see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Suolijarvi Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, admire the landmark architecture of Aleksanterin Kirkko, and enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip itinerary planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Rovaniemi to Tampere in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Koskikara Shopping Centre, Holy Cross Church
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Holy Cross Church ©
Holy Cross Church

1
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Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 30th (Sun), admire the landmark architecture of Palace of Junnelius, take in the exciting artwork at Pori Art Museum, then don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, and finally kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Pori trip planner .

Getting from Tampere to Pori by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September in Pori, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

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

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the galleries of Turku Castle, explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, enjoy some diversion at Moomin World, and deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Turku trip planner .

Traveling by car from Pori to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Turku are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Naantali
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

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.
Pack the 5th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, make a trip to The Esplanadi Park, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. On the 9th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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