23 days in Finland Itinerary

23 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Riyadh
Fly:  10 h 15 min
1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Tampere
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
4
Turku
— 5 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
5
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 15 min
6
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 45 min
7
Oulu
— 2 nights
Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: Riyadh

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Heureka and Nuuksio National Park. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo & Porvoo Old Town) and Sapokka Water Garden (in Kotka). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki online travel planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Helsinki is an approximately 10.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Riyadh in September, with highs in Helsinki at 19°C and lows at 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Porvoo, Heureka, Nuuksio National Park, Sapokka Water Garden
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Heureka ©
Heureka
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden

5
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Step off the beaten path and head to Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Ahvenisto. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Holy Cross Church (in Parola) and Visavuori (in Valkeakoski). The adventure continues: walk around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Tampere online visit planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Tampere, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Holy Cross Church, Visavuori, Ahvenisto, Pyhan Birgitan kirkko
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Ahvenisto ©
Ahvenisto
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko) and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Pori road trip planning site.

Drive from Tampere to Pori in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October in Pori, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko) ©
Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko)

5
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Attractions like Vaski Adventure Island and JukuPark Turku is open 1 of September? make great kid-friendly stops. Step off the beaten path and head to Turku Castle and Moomin World. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, stroll through The Archipelago Trail, and steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Turku online trip builder.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Theme Parks Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Naantali
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): make a trip to The Maritime Quarter and then find something for the whole family at Smart Park.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Mariehamn online attractions planner.

You can fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In October, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Smart Park
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Smart Park ©
Smart Park
The Maritime Quarter ©
The Maritime Quarter

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): find something for the whole family at Punkaharjun Kesamaa.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Savonlinna trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Savonlinna takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Mariehamn in October: highs in Savonlinna hover around 7°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Punkaharjun Kesamaa
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2
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, then pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi, and then hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli.

To find out how to plan a trip to Oulu, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Savonlinna to Oulu takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. October in Oulu sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of 0°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Oulu

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Kauppahalli ©
Kauppahalli
Oulun Automuseo ©
Oulun Automuseo

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