11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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
Train:  2 h
6
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly + Subway:  7 h 15 min
End: Athens

1
day
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. On the 7th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, enjoy the sea views from 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.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Rauma road trip website.

Athens, Greece to Rauma is an approximately 10.5- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Athens in August, expect Rauma to be much colder, temps between 22°C and 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car 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), step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, admire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, then browse the collection at Turku City Library, and finally kick back and relax at Vepsa Island.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku planner.

Traveling by car from Rauma to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Beaches Wildlife
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter, then see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, and finally step into the grandiose world of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Mariehamn travel route planning website.

Getting from Turku to Mariehamn by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In August in Mariehamn, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, Kastelholm Castle
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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): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, make a trip to Riihisaari, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna sightseeing planner.

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, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive 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.
On the 12th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Wolkoff House Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Joutsenon kirkko, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nuijamaa Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lappeenrannan kirkko, then admire the striking features of Lappeen Marian kirkko, and finally explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Taipalsaaren kirkko, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savitaipale Church, and then see the interesting displays at Salpa Line Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Lappeenranta online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Lappeenranta are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Taipalsaaren kirkko, Salpa Line Museum, Savitaipale Church
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and The National Museum of Finland. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, stop by Pien Shop & Bar, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki day trip planner.

Getting from Lappeenranta to Helsinki by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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