11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Aland Island
— 2 nights
Drive to Mariehamn, Fly to Turku
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pori
— 2 nights
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
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Imatra
— 1 night
Drive

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Helsinki

— 2 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. Do some cultural sightseeing at Temppeliaukio Church and The National Museum of Finland. There's lots more to do: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki attractions planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Helsinki. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Aland Island.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 10:

Aland Island

— 2 nights
There are many things that distinguish the autonomous Aland Islands from the rest of Finland, including the fact that they have their own parliament, issue their own stamps, and speak Swedish as the official language.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum and then take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern and then examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Aland Island road trip planning site.

Fly from Helsinki to Aland Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and car. In August, daytime highs in Aland Island are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Aland Island

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 12:

Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): hike along Bike Rental - by Carfield, then take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, and then learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral and then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Turku trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Aland Island to Turku takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 14:

Pori

— 2 nights
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Herrainpaivat Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Pori itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Turku to Pori takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Pori sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 14 — 16:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church and then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna trip builder.

You can drive from Pori to Savonlinna in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 16 — 17:

Imatra

— 1 night
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lempukka Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Imatra trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Savonlinna to Imatra by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 18:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
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."