22 days in Finland Itinerary

22 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Tampere
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Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 4 nights
Fly to Mariehamn, Drive to Aland Island
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Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly
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Helsinki
— 8 nights
Fly
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive to Ivalo Airport, Fly to Redmond

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Tampere

— 3 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Let the collections at Vapriikin Museokeskus and Visavuori capture your imagination. Your inner history buff will appreciate Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Old Church of Keuruu. There's more to do: stroll through Hatanpaa Arboretum and stroll around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Tampere trip itinerary site.

Redmond, USA to Tampere is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Redmond to Tampere is 10 hours. When traveling from Redmond in September, plan for slightly colder days in Tampere, with highs around 58°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 3 — 6:

Turku

— 4 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Turku Castle and Old Rauma. Get a sense of the local culture at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre and Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, trek along Bike Rental - by Carfield, contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, and wander the streets of Naantali Old Town.

Make your Turku itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in September, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Aland Island.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 6 — 10:

Aland Island

— 2 nights
There are many things that distinguish the autonomous Aland Islands from the rest of Finland, including the fact that they have their own parliament, issue their own stamps, and speak Swedish as the official language.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): examine the collection at Museumship Pommern and then examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle. On the next day, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum and then head off the coast to Kobba Klintar.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Aland Island trip maker tool.

Getting from Turku to Aland Island by combination of flight and car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. September in Aland Island sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Aland Island

Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 12:

Helsinki

— 8 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. Appreciate the collections at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. The adventure continues: explore the galleries of Mannerheim Museum, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, steep yourself in history at The Aalto House, and admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner.

Fly from Aland Island to Helsinki in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. In September, daytime highs in Helsinki are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Saariselka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 20:

Saariselka

— 2 nights
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): get your bearings at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Saariselka trip planner.

Fly from Helsinki to Saariselka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Helsinki in September, with highs in Saariselka at 52°F and lows at 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Nature · Trails · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 20 — 22:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."