11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 day
Fly
4
Turku
— 1 night
Drive
5
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Hector International Airport

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nights
Helsinki

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Hakaniemi Market. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Porvoo (Porvoo Old Town & Cathedral of Porvoo). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Helsinki road trip website.

Fargo, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Fargo in August; daily highs in Helsinki reach 69°F and lows reach 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Side Trip

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Porvoo Old Town ©
Landmark
Porvoo Old Town
4.4

1
night
Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 6th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, and finally pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna visit planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Savonlinna in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in August, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

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Pikkukirkko ©
Church
Pikkukirkko
4.7

1
day
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally examine the collection at Museumship Pommern.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Mariehamn trip planner.

You can fly from Savonlinna to Mariehamn in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in August, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trip

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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Military Museum
Aland Maritime Museum
4.7
Kastelholm Castle ©
Specialty Museum
Kastelholm Castle
4.2
Museumship Pommern ©
Specialty Museum
Museumship Pommern
4.5

1
night
Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 8th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, have fun at Adventure Park, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

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You can fly from Mariehamn to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Parks
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Highlights from your trip
Turku Castle ©
Castle
Turku Castle
4.5
Turku Cathedral ©
Religious Site
Turku Cathedral
4.4

2
nights
Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 9th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum. Keep things going the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Nasinneula Tower, then enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and finally enjoy some diversion at Pyynikki's Swim Hall.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Tampere road trip planning website.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Tampere are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Fun & Games · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 10:
Highlights from your trip
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Wildlife Area
Hatanpaa Arboretum
4.9
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Religious Site
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
4.4

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