12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  5​h 45​min
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Zurich

3
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.
On the 2nd (Mon), explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hietaranta Beach, then get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and then kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Helsinki trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Zurich, Switzerland to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Zurich, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Mariehamn.

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Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma ©

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 5th (Thu), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Mariehamn travel tool .

You can fly from Helsinki to Mariehamn in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Mariehamn can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mariehamn

#Museums, #Fun & Games
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Room Escape Games

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna journey website .

You can fly from Mariehamn to Savonlinna in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. In July in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Pori.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Pori road trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Savonlinna to Pori takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In July, daytime highs in Pori are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

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Rauma
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get some historical perspective at Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. Step off the beaten path and head to Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova and Forum Marinum Maritime Centre. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, admire the landmark architecture of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, identify plant and animal life at Vepsa Island, and explore the world behind art at Ett Hem Museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Turku driving holiday planner.

Drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Beaches
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): enjoy the sea views from Archipelago National Park. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Soderlangvik.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kimito Island road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Turku to Kimito Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kimito Island

#Nature, #Wildlife, #Parks
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

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