39 days in Finland Itinerary

39 days in Finland Itinerary

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Oulu
— 2 nights
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Vaasa
— 2 nights
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Helsinki
— 10 nights
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Espoo
— 3 nights
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Porvoo
— 5 nights
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Turku
— 3 nights
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Tampere
— 3 nights
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Pori
— 3 nights
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Kokkola
— 2 nights
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Savonlinna
— 3 nights
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Oulu

— 2 nights
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Oulu Cathedral, then pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi, and finally hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Ainolan Puisto and then get curious at Tietomaa.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Oulu trip itinerary maker site.

Tampa, USA to Oulu is an approximately 19-hour flight. Traveling from Tampa to Oulu, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tampa in September, expect Oulu to be colder, temps between 56°F and 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 22:

Vaasa

— 2 nights
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site and then sample the tasty concoctions at Bock’s Corner Brewery. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Terranova, make a splash at Tropiclandia, and then steep yourself in history at Stromso.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Vaasa online trip builder.

Drive from Oulu to Vaasa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Vaasa are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 22 — 24:

Helsinki

— 10 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.
Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Vantaa to see Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, make a trip to Senate Square, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner.

Getting from Vaasa to Helsinki by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Espoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 24 — Oct 4:

Espoo

— 3 nights
Espoo is the second largest city and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): explore the engaging exhibits at Exhibition Centre WeeGee and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Espoo Cathedral, then admire the masterpieces at EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art, then have some family-friendly fun at Trap Factory, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Kaitalampi.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Espoo road trip tool.

Espoo is just a short distance from Helsinki. In October, daytime highs in Espoo are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. On the 7th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Espoo

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 7:

Porvoo

— 5 nights
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Get out of town with these interesting Porvoo side-trips: Kotka (Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, Maritime Centre Vellamo, &more), Lahti (Lahti City Hall & Motorcycle Museum of Finland) and Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sea views from Söderskärin majakka, examine the collection at Porvoo Doll and Toy Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Porvoo, and enjoy some diversion at Porvoo Swimming Pool.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Porvoo road trip website.

You can drive from Espoo to Porvoo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 48°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can fly to Turku.

Things to do in Porvoo

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 7 — 12:

Turku

— 3 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, and finally get advice or help at Turku City Library. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Bike Rental - by Carfield, have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Porvoo to Turku takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In October in Turku, expect temperatures between 48°F during the day and 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 12 — 15:

Tampere

— 3 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Hameenlinna (Hame Castle & Palander House). And it doesn't end there: enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Tampere trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Tampere, expect temperatures between 45°F during the day and 33°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 15 — 18:

Pori

— 3 nights
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): examine the collection at Marela Museum House, brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, and finally take some stellar pictures from Rauma Water Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Kirjurinluoto, make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, then buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Puuvilla, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Pori visit planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Pori takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Pori are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow time for travel to Kokkola.

Things to do in Pori

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 18 — 21:

Kokkola

— 2 nights
Kokkola is a town and municipality of Finland. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Neristan (Old Wooden Town), then examine the collection at K.H. Renlund Museum, then examine the collection at Arctic Museum Nanoq, and finally examine the collection at The Toivonen Animal Park and Peasant Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kokkola holiday website.

You can drive from Pori to Kokkola in 4 hours. In October, daytime highs in Kokkola are 44°F, while nighttime lows are 32°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kokkola

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 21 — 23:

Savonlinna

— 3 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, then see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of New Valamo Monastery.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Kokkola to Savonlinna by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In October in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 43°F during the day and 34°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 23 — 26:

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."