12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Munich
Fly:  12​h 45​min
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Imatra
— 1 night
train + Fly:  5​h
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
Inari
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  4​h 15​min
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Munich

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 21st (Tue), see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then make a trip to Riihisaari, then make a trip to Pikkukirkko, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Savonlinna trip itinerary tool .

Munich, Germany to Savonlinna is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Munich in August, plan for little chillier days in Savonlinna, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

1
night
Imatra

Imatra ©
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): trek along Lammassaari Island, kick back and relax at Lempukka Beach, then step off the mainland to explore Malonsaari, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Nicholas.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Imatra trip planner .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Imatra in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Imatra

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Malonsaari ©
Malonsaari
Tainionkosken Church ©
Tainionkosken Church

2
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, then get engrossed in the history at Kobba Klintar, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally examine the collection at Museumship Pommern.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Mariehamn trip planning app .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Imatra to Mariehamn in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In August in Mariehamn, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

#Museums, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): explore the galleries of Turku Castle, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Turku journey maker site .

You can fly from Mariehamn to Turku in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. On the 27th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Turku

#Historic Sites, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trips

Rauma, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Siida, experience rural life at Inari Reindeerfarm, and then experience rural life at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Inari trip itinerary builder tool .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Turku to Inari in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Turku in August, with highs in Inari at 19°C and lows at 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

#Outdoors, #Museums, #Wildlife
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Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Siida ©
Siida

2
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 and learn at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and National Museum of Finland. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kansallisgalleria and Mannerheim Museum. And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Korkeasaari Zoo, look for gifts at Marimekko, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip maker site .

Getting from Inari to Helsinki by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Inari in August, things will get a bit warmer in Helsinki: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Outdoors, #Museums, #Parks
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma ©
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma

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