11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 day
4
Turku
— 1 night
5
Tampere
— 2 nights

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Porvoo Old Town and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Cathedral of Porvoo in Porvoo--about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki journey builder site.

Fargo, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. In August, Helsinki is a bit cooler than Fargo - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Porvoo
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum

1
night
Savonlinna

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, thenpause 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 °F in August, and nighttime lows around °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

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

1
day
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
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, thentest your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, thenbrush 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 °F in August, and nighttime lows around °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

Kastelholm Castle
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern

1
night
Turku

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, thensee the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, thenstep 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 °F during the day and °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 Parks
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
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, thentest 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, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, thensteep 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 °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Fun & Games Wildlife
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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