11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Tallinn
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
2
Savonlinna
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 15 min
4
Turku
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
5
Tampere
— 1 night
Train + Fly:  3 h 30 min
End: Tallinn

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 Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Room Escape Games. Pack the 22nd (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and admire the striking features of Rock Church.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip planning tool .

Tallinn, Estonia to Helsinki is an approximately 2-hour ferry ride. You can also fly. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

3
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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Olavinlinna Castle and Imatra Waterfall. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Savonlinna: Linnansaari National Park (in Rantasalmi) and Kummakivi Boulder (in Ruokolahti). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Savonlinna travel route tool .

You can drive from Helsinki to Savonlinna in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Linnansaari National Park, Kummakivi Boulder, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kerimaki Church, Imatra Waterfall
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lilla holmen, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire all the interesting features of Wiklof Holding Arena, then stroll through Kobba Klintar, then step into the grandiose world of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, and finally steep yourself in history at The Maritime Quarter.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Mariehamn itinerary maker app .

Traveling by flight from Savonlinna to Mariehamn takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

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

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Turku online travel route planner .

Getting from Mariehamn to Turku by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

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night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and finally stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere trip maker app .

Take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In August, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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