10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale
Fly:  17​h
1
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + tram + bus:  13​h
End: Fort Lauderdale

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Visiting Teijo national park and Vepsa Island will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Turku Castle and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, browse the exhibits of Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Turku online travel planner .

Fort Lauderdale, USA to Turku is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Turku. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale in September, expect Turku to be cooler, temps between 60°F and 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

#Nature, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Teijo national park
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, then step off the mainland to explore Kobba Klintar, and finally explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Mariehamn journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mariehamn

#Museums, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

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

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, then look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna trip itinerary planning website .

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. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in September, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Shopping

Side Trips

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

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Beach Mansikkalahti and Aurinkolahti Beach. Shop till you drop at Hakaniemi Market and Taiga Colors. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Linden Esplanade in Kotka, about 1h 55 min away. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Rock Church, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Helsinki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trip

Kotka
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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