11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly + train:  7​h 15​min
1
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Dublin

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 21st (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church, then examine the collection at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip itinerary maker site .

Dublin, Ireland to Tampere is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Dublin to Tampere, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In July in Tampere, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral
The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas ©
The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas

2
nights
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 22nd (Mon): see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, admire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and then stroll through The Archipelago Trail. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then explore the world behind art at Ett Hem Museum, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

For reviews and other tourist information, read Turku trip maker .

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. July in Turku sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

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

1
day
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): 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.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Mariehamn trip planner.

Getting from Turku to Mariehamn by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to 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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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Savonlinna online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Savonlinna takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): stop by Koli Shop Retkitupa, trek along Akka-Koli Hill, and then hike along Paha-Koli Hill. On your second day here, explore the activities along Pielinen and then get outside with Neitikoski Rapids.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Koli National Park travel route planner .

Getting from Savonlinna to Koli National Park by car takes about 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids
Koli Shop Retkitupa ©
Koli Shop Retkitupa

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, pause for some serene contemplation at Rock Church, explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park.

Before you visit Helsinki, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Koli National Park to Helsinki. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 30th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Hiidenkirnut, Nuuksio National Park
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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