26 days in Finland Itinerary

26 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Helsinki
Drive:  2 h 15 min
1
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Turku
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Tampere
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h
4
Rantasalmi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
5
Sotkamo
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h
6
Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
7
Oulu
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
8
Mustasaari
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4 h
9
Helsinki
— 6 nights
End: Helsinki

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Soderlangvik Gard. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Archipelago National Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kimito Island attractions tool.

Helsinki to Kimito Island is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Kimito Island can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Soderlangvik Gard
Soderlangvik Gard

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Visiting Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and The Archipelago Trail will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turku: Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya) and Rauma (The Church of the Holy Cross & Old Rauma). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Vepsa Island, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, browse the collection at Turku City Library, and get your game on at Moomin World.

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Drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 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 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Rauma, Kurjenrahka National Park, Kuusisto Manor, Moomin World
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Get some historical perspective at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Finlayson Church. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Rauhaniemi Beach and Yyteri Beach. When in Tampere, make a side trip to see Juselius Mausoleum in Pori, approximately Pori away. Pack the 24th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Viikinsaari Island, enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Ronga, and stop by Alko.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip builder tool.

Getting from Turku to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rantasalmi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Pori
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

2
nights
Rantasalmi

Rantasalmi ©
Rantasalmi is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Southern Savonia region. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Linnansaari National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Wed): appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral, browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square, pause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress, thenappreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, and finally explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Rantasalmi sightseeing tool.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Rantasalmi takes 4.5 hours. In September in Rantasalmi, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Rantasalmi

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Savonlinna
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

3
nights
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Get outdoors at Hiukka and Hiidenportti National Park. Get out of town with these interesting Sotkamo side-trips: Rautavaara (Venajanhiekka & Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto).

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Sotkamo trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Rantasalmi to Sotkamo in 4 hours. September in Sotkamo sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Rautavaara
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Hiidenportti National Park ©
Hiidenportti National Park

1
night
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Pyhatunturi itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Sotkamo to Pyhatunturi takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In September, daily temperatures in Pyhatunturi can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

2
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, stroll around Hupisaaret Park, and then appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Haukipudas Church, get curious at Tietomaa, thenexplore the world behind art at Oulun Taidemuseo, and finally admire the striking features of Oulu Cathedral.

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Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Oulu takes 4.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Haukipudas Church
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Haukipudas Church ©
Haukipudas Church
Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park

2
nights
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. On the 3rd (Wed), take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Thu): snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta, thenget outside with Setterbergin Puisto, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hietasaaren uimaranta.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Mustasaari holiday planning tool.

Traveling by car from Oulu to Mustasaari takes 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Vaasa
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Hietasaaren uimaranta ©
Hietasaaren uimaranta
Setterbergin Puisto ©
Setterbergin Puisto

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Get some cultural insight at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Stromforsin Ruukki (in Ruotsinpyhtaa) and The Devil's Stairs (in Porvoo). Pack the 9th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and take a stroll through Ullanlinna.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip maker site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mustasaari to Helsinki. In October, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Stromforsin Ruukki, Flamingo Entertainment Center, The Devil's Stairs
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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