11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

Make it your trip
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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Helsinki

— 3 nights

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 Cathedral of Porvoo. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Porvoo Old Town in Porvoo--about 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), 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 69°F and lows of 53°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 · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 2 — 5:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
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

Find places to stay Aug 5 — 6:

Mariehamn, Aland Island

— 1 day
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

Find places to stay Aug 6 — 7:

Turku

— 1 night
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 · Parks · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 8:

Tampere

— 2 nights

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:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."