8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Los Angeles
Fly:  21​h
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Rauma
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
Savonlinna
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
Los Angeles

1
day
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Mariehamn trip itinerary maker tool .

Los Angeles, USA to Mariehamn is an approximately 21-hour flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Mariehamn due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in August; daily highs in Mariehamn reach 67°F and lows reach 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

#Museums, #Historic Sites

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

1
day
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 17th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church.

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Getting from Mariehamn to Turku by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

1
day
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, look for gifts at Ruokapuoti Lumo, brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, see the interesting displays at Marela Museum House, then get engrossed in the history at The Old Town Hall Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Rauma trip itinerary tool .

Drive from Turku to Rauma in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Rauma

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Shopping
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The Old Town Hall Museum ©
The Old Town Hall Museum
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

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hours
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then make a trip to Pikkukirkko, then browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square, and finally explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral.

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Getting from Rauma to Savonlinna by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Shopping

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

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, then explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and finally stop by Marimekko. On the next day, browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Helsinki road trip site .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Helsinki in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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