11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Athens
Fly + Drive:  11​h 15​min
1
Rauma
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
6
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Athens

1
day
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, visit a coastal fixture at Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, then get engrossed in the history at The Old Town Hall Museum, then examine the collection at Marela Museum House, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Rauma trip maker tool .

Athens, Greece to Rauma is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Athens in August, expect Rauma to be much colder, temps between 22°C and 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Rauma

Historic Sites Museums
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross
Marela Museum House ©
Marela Museum House

2
nights
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 (Wed), explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, do sightseeing your way with Ett Hem Museum, then browse the collection at Turku City Library, and finally head off the coast to Vepsa Island.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Turku route maker tool .

Traveling by car from Rauma to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 10th (Fri), examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, then contemplate the long history of The Maritime Quarter, then examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, and finally contemplate the long history of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården.

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Getting from Turku to Mariehamn by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. August in Mariehamn sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kastelholm Castle, Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, get your bearings at Riihisaari, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then make a trip to Pikkukirkko, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral.

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You can fly from Mariehamn to Savonlinna in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

2
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Wolkoff House Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Joutsenon kirkko, pause for some serene contemplation at Nuijamaa Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lappeenrannan kirkko, then admire the striking features of Lappeen Marian kirkko, and finally step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Taipalsaaren kirkko, pause for some serene contemplation at Savitaipale Church, and then examine the collection at Salpa Line Museum.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Lappeenranta online road trip planner .

Drive from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Salpa Line Museum, Savitaipale Church, Taipalsaaren kirkko
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Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta
Savitaipale Church ©
Savitaipale Church

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Rock Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Discover out-of-the-way places like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, explore the world behind art at Design Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki online travel route planner .

Traveling by train from Lappeenranta to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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