18 days in Finland, Tallinn & Stockholm Itinerary

18 days in Finland, Tallinn & Stockholm Itinerary

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18 days in Finland, Tallinn & Stockholm Itinerary

Start: Istanbul, Turkey
Fly:  3​h
1
Helsinki, Finland
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
2
Porvoo, Finland
— 1 day
bus:  1​h
3
Helsinki, Finland
— 1 night
ferry:  1​h 30​min
4
Tallinn, Estonia
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h
5
Helsinki, Finland
— 1 night
train:  2​h
6
Lappeenranta, Finland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Turku, Finland
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
8
Mariehamn, Finland
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h
9
Stockholm, Sweden
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Istanbul, Turkey


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2
nights
Helsinki, Finland

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've added Stockmann Department Store, Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, Ullanlinna, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): look for gifts at Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa), take a stroll through Ullanlinna, admire the masterpieces at Design Museum, steep yourself in history at The Aalto House, then take a stroll through Katajanokka, and finally hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Design District, find something for the whole family at Linnanmaki Amusement Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukion Church, then take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Johannes Church, and finally browse the different shops at Stockmann Department Store.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Helsinki sightseeing planning website .

Istanbul, Turkey to Helsinki is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Istanbul in July; daily highs in Helsinki reach 25°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Aalto House ©
The Aalto House
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church

1
day
Porvoo, Finland

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Nasin Kartanon Galleria, Porvoo Old Town and Savijarvi Gard Manor. On the 22nd (Mon), trot along with Savijarvi Gard Manor, look for gifts at Riimikko, admire the striking features of Cathedral of Porvoo, then revel in the low prices at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, then make a trip to Porvoo Old Town, and finally shop like a local with Nasin Kartanon Galleria.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Porvoo travel route planner .

You can take a bus from Helsinki to Porvoo in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Helsinki.

Things to do in Porvoo

Shopping Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Savijarvi Gard Manor
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
Brunberg Candy Factory Shop ©
Brunberg Candy Factory Shop
Nasin Kartanon Galleria ©
Nasin Kartanon Galleria

1
night
Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki ©
The Esplanadi Park has been added to your itinerary. On the 23rd (Tue), get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki day trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Porvoo to Helsinki takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Tue) before leaving for Tallinn.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Esplanadi Park ©
The Esplanadi Park

2
nights
Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn ©
A historic city with its eye firmly on the future, Tallinn blends medieval fortifications, gleaming skyscrapers, and charming boutiques with a spattering of Soviet relics.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Tallinna Raekoja Plats, Topgun Shooting Range, Butterfly Garden, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): make a trip to Viru Square, cruise the town with Segway Tallinn, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Holy Spirit Puhavaimu Kirik, make a trip to Fat Margaret (Paks Margareeta), then make a trip to Viewing Point Kohtuotsa, and finally don't miss a visit to Toompea Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas' Orthodox Church, examine the collection at Tallinn City Museum Linnamuuseum, take a stroll through Tallinn Old Town, step into the grandiose world of Toompea Castle, then enjoy some diversion at Topgun Shooting Range, and finally make a trip to Tallinna Raekoja Plats.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Tallinn trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Helsinki to Tallinn by ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly. In July in Tallinn, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 14°C at night. On the 25th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can ride a ferry to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Tallinn Old Town ©
Tallinn Old Town
Tallinn City Museum Linnamuuseum ©
Tallinn City Museum Linnamuuseum

1
night
Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and then explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Tallinn to Helsinki in 2 hours. Another option is to fly. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow time for the train ride to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

2
nights
Lappeenranta, Finland

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Shopping Mall Galleria, ECCO Outlet, Lappeenrannan kirkko, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, then get your game on at Flowpark, and then browse the range of quality goods at Prisma.

To find where to stay and tourist information, read Lappeenranta tour planning tool .

Traveling by train from Helsinki to Lappeenranta takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Lappeenranta are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 28th (Sun), you'll travel to Turku.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Shopping Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Atreenalin Seikkailupuistot
Highlights from your plan
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta
Lappeen Marian kirkko ©
Lappeen Marian kirkko

2
nights
Turku, Finland

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 28th (Sun), explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, admire the landmark architecture of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Turku Biological Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Turku trip planner .

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Turku in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Mariehamn, Finland

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Aland Island Art Museum, Lilla holmen and Aalands Parliament. Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): make a trip to Aalands Parliament, then stroll around Lilla holmen, then take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter, and finally examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Mariehamn trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, daytime highs in Mariehamn are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trip

Kastelholm Castle
Highlights from your plan
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle
The Aland Island Art Museum ©
The Aland Island Art Museum

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nights
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Linnaeus Garden and Osynlig Utstallning - Stockholm. Discover out-of-the-way places like Museum Gustavianum and Gamla Uppsala. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Stockholm: Uppsala Domkyrka (in Uppsala) and Skokloster Castle (in Skokloster). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Strandvagen, examine the collection at Fotografiska Stockholm, step off the mainland to explore Skeppsholmen, and take an in-depth tour of Medeltidsmuseet.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Stockholm day trip website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mariehamn to Stockholm. The time zone difference when traveling from Mariehamn to Stockholm is minus 1 hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. On the 6th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Uppsala, Skokloster Castle
Highlights from your plan
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace
Uppsala Domkyrka ©
Uppsala Domkyrka

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