10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  8 h 15 min
1
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
2
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
4
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h
End: Manchester

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Turku Castle and Old Rauma. Turku Cathedral and St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turku: The Church of the Holy Cross (in Rauma) and Teijo national park (in Pernio). It doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova and see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Turku online day trip planner .

Manchester, UK to Turku is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Manchester to Turku, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Turku when traveling from Manchester in May, with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Nature Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 17th (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, then step off the mainland to explore Kobba Klintar, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally examine the collection at Museumship Pommern.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Mariehamn day trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In May, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. On the 18th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, Kastelholm Castle
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

2
nights
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 (Sat): see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, then take in the dramatic natural features at Punkaharju Ridge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, and finally explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, and then step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna driving holiday planning site .

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Savonlinna takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Fortress of Suomenlinna, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Finland, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, then examine the collection at Design Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki online road trip planner .

Getting from Savonlinna to Helsinki by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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