23 days in Finland Itinerary

23 days in Finland Itinerary

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23 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
train:  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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Heureka and Nuuksio National Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Sapokka Water Garden (in Kotka) and Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo & Porvoo Old Town). The adventure continues: browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, walk around Kaivopuisto, browse the collection at The National Library of Finland, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki day trip site .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Helsinki is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Riyadh to Helsinki. Traveling from Riyadh in September, things will get much colder in Helsinki: highs are around 19°C and lows about 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Porvoo, Heureka, Sapokka Water Garden, Nuuksio National Park
Highlights from your plan
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Heureka ©
Heureka
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

5
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Ahvenisto. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower and Tampereen Tuomiokirkko. Explore Tampere's surroundings by going to Visavuori (in Valkeakoski) and Holy Cross Church (in Parola). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, stroll around Nasi Park, and enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach.

To see reviews and tourist information, use the Tampere trip itinerary builder website .

You can take a train from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In September in Tampere, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, Visavuori, Ahvenisto, Holy Cross Church
Highlights from your plan
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. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko) and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Pori driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Pori takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach

5
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Moomin World and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Turku Castle and Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, hike along The Archipelago Trail, get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, and cool off at JukuPark Turku.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku road trip site .

Drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Theme Parks Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Naantali
Highlights from your plan
The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Moomin World ©
Moomin World
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 9th (Wed), contemplate the long history of The Maritime Quarter and then find something for the whole family at Smart Park.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Mariehamn trip planning site .

You can fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In October, daytime highs in Mariehamn are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 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

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 10th (Thu), get in on the family fun at Punkaharjun Kesamaa.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna trip planner .

Getting from Mariehamn to Savonlinna by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Mariehamn in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Savonlinna, with highs around 7°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Punkaharjun Kesamaa

2
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 11th (Fri), stroll through Nallikari Beach, pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi, and then don't miss a visit to Kauppahalli.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Oulu travel tool .

Fly from Savonlinna to Oulu in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In October, daily temperatures in Oulu can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Oulu

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Toripolliisi ©
Toripolliisi
Oulun Automuseo ©
Oulun Automuseo

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