39 days in Finland Itinerary

39 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Tampa
Fly:  18 h 15 min
1
Oulu
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
2
Vaasa
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
3
Helsinki
— 10 nights
Drive:  30 min
4
Espoo
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
5
Porvoo
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Pori
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
9
Kokkola
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h
10
Savonlinna
— 3 nights
Fly:  22 h 45 min
End: Tampa

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 20th (Fri): kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Oulu Cathedral, thenpause 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
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 22:
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Tietomaa ©
Tietomaa
Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo ©
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo

2
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
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 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. 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 travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Bock’s Corner Brewery ©
Bock’s Corner Brewery
Tropiclandia ©
Tropiclandia

10
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.
Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Vantaa to see Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto about 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Helsinki online road trip planner.

You can fly from Vaasa to Helsinki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Espoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Vantaa
Find places to stay Sep 24 — Oct 4:
Highlights from your plan
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

3
nights
Espoo

Espoo ©
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, thenadmire the masterpieces at EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art, thentest your team's savvy 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
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Kaitalampi ©
Kaitalampi
EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art ©
EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art

5
nights
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
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: Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola), Lahti (Lahti City Hall & Motorcycle Museum of Finland) and Kotka (Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, Maritime Centre Vellamo, &more). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sea views from Söderskärin majakka, examine the collection at Porvoo Doll and Toy Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Castle Hill, 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 do a combination of train and bus; or take a 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 drive to Turku.

Things to do in Porvoo

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Kotka, Lahti, Ungern and Rosen Fortresses, Repovesi National Park
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Motorcycle Museum of Finland ©
Motorcycle Museum of Finland

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
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, thenget engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, thendeepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library. Here are some ideas for day two: grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, thenexamine 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 car from Porvoo to Turku takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or fly. 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

Side Trip

Naantali
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
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). There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Tampere trip planner.

Getting from Turku to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Tampere are 45°F, while nighttime lows are 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Hameenlinna
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Room Escape Games

3
nights
Pori

Pori ©
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, thentake 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, thenbuy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Puuvilla, and finally take in the architecture and 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 bus; or take a train. 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 Beaches Museums

Side Trip

Rauma
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum
Kirjurinluoto ©
Kirjurinluoto

2
nights
Kokkola

Kokkola ©
Kokkola is a town and municipality of Finland. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Neristan (Old Wooden Town), thenexplore the world behind art at K.H. Renlund Museum, thenexamine 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 Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pietarsaari
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Arctic Museum Nanoq ©
Arctic Museum Nanoq
Aspegrens Rosenlund ©
Aspegrens Rosenlund
Neristan (Old Wooden Town) ©
Neristan (Old Wooden Town)

3
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
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, pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, thensee 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 Parks

Side Trips

New Valamo Monastery, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kerimaki Church, The Parikkala Sculpture Park
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
The Parikkala Sculpture Park ©
The Parikkala Sculpture Park

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