8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Detroit
Fly:  17​h 45​min
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
Savonlinna
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  15​h 45​min
Detroit

2
days
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then don't miss a visit to Nasinneula Tower, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: look and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip planner .

Detroit, USA to Tampere is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time is 7 hours. Traveling from Detroit in August, expect Tampere to be a bit cooler, temps between 68°F and 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Museums, #Theme Parks
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral

1
day
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 4th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, enjoy some diversion at Adventure Park, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku driving holiday planner .

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

1
day
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lilla holmen, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally examine the collection at Museumship Pommern.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Mariehamn holiday maker website .

Fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. August in Mariehamn sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mariehamn

#Museums, #Fun & Games, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Room Escape Games

few
hours
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 6th (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then get advice or help at Riihisaari, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Savonlinna trip planning site .

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 August, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trip

Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Riihisaari ©
Riihisaari
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

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.
On the 7th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, pause for some photo ops at Sibelius Monument, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria and then hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Helsinki takes 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. On the 8th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Museums, #Parks, #Shopping

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town
Sibelius Monument ©
Sibelius Monument

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