22 days in Finland Itinerary

22 days in Finland Itinerary

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22 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Nashville
Fly:  17​h 15​min
Ruotsinpyhtaa
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
Turku
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
Pori
— 4 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 15​min
Inari
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  4​h 15​min
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Nashville

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Ruotsinpyhtaa

Ruotsinpyhtaa ©
Ruotsinpyhtää is a former municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa, and then take a stroll through Stromforsin ruukki.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Ruotsinpyhtaa visit planner .

Nashville, USA to Ruotsinpyhtaa is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Nashville to Ruotsinpyhtaa. Traveling from Nashville in June, you will find days in Ruotsinpyhtaa are much colder (66°F), and nights are slightly colder (50°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Ruotsinpyhtaa

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry ©
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa ©
Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 6th (Wed), look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, then see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, and finally step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: witness the site of a historic battle at Salpa Line, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Savonlinna online trip maker .

You can drive from Ruotsinpyhtaa to Savonlinna in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in June, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Shopping

Side Trips

Kerimaki, 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

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night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Bomarsund, then step into the grandiose world of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally examine the collection at Museumship Pommern. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, then steep yourself in history at Salis Batteri, then head off the coast to Kobba Klintar, and finally make a trip to The Maritime Quarter.

To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Mariehamn driving holiday planner.

Fly from Savonlinna to Mariehamn in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. June in Mariehamn sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

#Museums, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, Bomarsund
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum

4
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 discover tucked-away gems like Turku Castle and Kauppakeskus Mylly. Get a sense of the local culture at Turku Cathedral and Bengtskar Lighthouse. Go for a jaunt from Turku to Hanko to see Bellevue Beach about 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, explore the world behind art at Ett Hem Museum, and examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Turku online driving holiday planner .

You can fly from Mariehamn to Turku in 2.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. June in Turku sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Shopping

Side Trips

Naantali Old Town, Bellevue Beach, Kauppakeskus Mylly, Bengtskar Lighthouse
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Bengtskar Lighthouse ©
Bengtskar Lighthouse

4
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Relax by the water at Yyteri Beach and Herrainpaivat Beach. Visit Old Rauma and The Church of the Holy Cross for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Pori side-trips: Tampere (Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, Tampere Cathedral, & more) and Uusikaupunki (Automobile Museum, Uusikaupunki Old Church, & more).

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Pori tour itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Turku to Pori takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Pori, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Pori

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tampere, Uusikaupunki, Rauma
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

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Inari

Inari ©
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): get outside with Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll around The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, see the interesting displays at Siida, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Inari travel tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Pori to Inari takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Pori in June, expect Inari to be a bit cooler, temps between 57°F and 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

#Tours, #Shopping, #Outdoors
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The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos
Siida ©
Siida
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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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.
Get some historical perspective at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hakaniemi Market and Kansallisgalleria. The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and take a stroll through Ullanlinna.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip maker website .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Inari in June: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 65°F and lows are around 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Museums, #Shopping, #Historic Sites
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church