23 days in Finland Itinerary

23 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
Drive
2
Porvoo
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive
6
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Rauma
— 3 nights
Drive
8
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly to Mariehamn, Drive to Aland Island
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Aland Island
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hanko
— 2 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): see the interesting displays at Finnish Aviation Museum and then see the interesting displays at Military Museum of Manes.

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Frankfurt, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Frankfurt in September: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 19°C and lows are around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 2 — 3:

Porvoo

— 2 nights
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Porvoo day trip site.

Drive from Helsinki to Porvoo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Porvoo sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can fly to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 4:
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Savonlinna

— 2 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and then see the interesting displays at S/S Salama.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Savonlinna driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Porvoo to Savonlinna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 4 — 6:

Koli National Park

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): look for gifts at Koli Shop Retkitupa, then relax and rejuvenate at Koli Relax Spa, and then delve into the mystery of Uhrihalkeama. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Myllymuseo and then delve into the lush surroundings at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

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You can drive from Savonlinna to Koli National Park in 3 hours. September in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 6 — 8:

Kuopio

— 1 night
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 8th (Wed), stop by Pikku Pietarin Torikuja and then explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: soothe aching muscles at Tahko Spa and then take an in-depth tour of Riuttala Farmhouse Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Kuopio itinerary builder website.

Getting from Koli National Park to Kuopio by car takes about 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Kuopio are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Kuopio

Spas · Shopping · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 8 — 9:

Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church, then examine the collection at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, and then steep yourself in history at Finlayson Area. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Hameenkatu, then examine the collection at Tampere City Library, Metso, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Tampere vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Tampere takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In September, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 11:

Rauma

— 3 nights
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum and Katanpaa. Marela Museum House and Rauma Art Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Isokari Lighthouse in Uusikaupunki (about 1 hour away). There's more to do: look for gifts at Ruokapuoti Lumo.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Rauma online route builder.

Drive from Tampere to Rauma in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daytime highs in Rauma are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Rauma

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 11 — 15:

Turku

— 3 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Turku Castle and Kylamaki Village of Living History. Visiting Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and The Archipelago Trail will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhan Marttyyrikeisarinna Aleksandran Kirkko, hike along Bike Rental - by Carfield, and browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Turku travel planner.

Getting from Rauma to Turku by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. September in Turku sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Aland Island.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 15 — 18:

Aland Island

— 3 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Getabergen and Karingsunds Viltsafari. Kastelholm Castle and Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Salis Batteri, make a trip to Bomarsund, see the interesting displays at Eckerö Post & tullhus, and soothe aching muscles at Badhuset Mariebad.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Aland Island sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Turku to Aland Island in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. On the 21st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Hanko.

Things to do in Aland Island

Museums · Wildlife · Spas · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 21:

Hanko

— 2 nights
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. Escape the urban bustle at Bellevue Beach and Ekenas Archipelago National Park. Step off the beaten path and head to Tulliniemi Nature Path and Hanko Seaside Spa.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Hanko trip maker site.

Getting from Aland Island to Hanko by car takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive. September in Hanko sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. On the 24th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Hanko

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 21 — 24:

Helsinki

Daughter of the Baltic

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Hanko to Helsinki takes 2 hours. You'll set off for home on the 24th (Fri).

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 25:

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."