22 days in Finland Itinerary

22 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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Imatra
— 2 nights
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Savonlinna
— 3 nights
4
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
5
Turku
— 3 nights
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Pori
— 2 nights
7
Tampere
— 3 nights

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4
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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. The National Museum of Finland and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo) will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo & Porvoo Old Town), Kotka (Sapokka Water Garden & Maritime Centre Vellamo) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Mannerheim Museum, shop like a local with Hakaniemi Market, wander the streets of Katajanokka, and admire the masterpieces at Sinebrychoff Art Museum.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Helsinki travel website.

Wellington, New Zealand to Helsinki is an approximately 30-hour flight. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Wellington to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Imatra.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 2 — 6:
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Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

2
nights
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 7th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rautjarven kirkko, pause for some serene contemplation at Taipalsaaren kirkko, examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, then explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Kollaa- Ja Simo Hayha -Museo, then contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Savitaipale Church.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Imatra trip maker site.

You can drive from Helsinki to Imatra in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. September in Imatra sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 6 — 8:
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Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Kollaa- Ja Simo Hayha -Museo ©
Kollaa- Ja Simo Hayha -Museo

3
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Olavinlinna Castle and Paaskylahden kirkko. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Salpa Line and S/S Salama. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Savonlinna: Heinaveden kirkko (in Heinavesi), Tohmajarven kirkko (in Tohmajarvi) and Mekaanisen Musiikin Museo (in Varkaus). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square, explore the striking landscape at Punkaharju Ridge, and pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Savonlinna trip planner.

Traveling by car from Imatra to Savonlinna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 8 — 11:
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Tohmajarven kirkko ©
Tohmajarven kirkko
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

2
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, then walk around Lilla holmen, then have fun and explore at The Cultural History Museum of Aland, and finally have fun and explore at The Aland Island Art Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Bomarsund, see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, and then take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Mariehamn online journey planner.

You can fly from Savonlinna to Mariehamn in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Mariehamn can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

3
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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get some cultural insight at Turku Castle and Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. Your inner history buff will appreciate Turku Cathedral and Kuusisto Bishop's Castle. Take a break from Turku with a short trip to Lenholm Conservation Area in Pargas, about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, take a tour of Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 13 — 16:
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Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
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Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): explore the different monuments and memorials at Burial Site of Sammallahdenmaki, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, then examine the collection at Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, and finally stroll through Yyteri Beach. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Rauma Art Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Koylio Church, contemplate the long history of Koylion Kirkkokari, then get engrossed in the history at Rakennuskulttuuritalo Toivo Ja Korsmanin Talo, and finally stroll through Herrainpaivat Beach.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Pori sightseeing planner.

Drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 16 — 18:
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach

3
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Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Rapola Ridge, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, then take in panoramic vistas at Nasinneula Tower, and finally stroll around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere day trip site.

You can drive from Pori to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September in Tampere, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Fun & Games · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 18 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko