11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly + Drive:  18​h 15​min
1
Ranua
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + train:  7​h
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
5
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
6
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Seattle

1
night
Ranua

Ranua ©
Ranua is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Lapland. To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Ranua trip itinerary planning site .

Seattle, USA to Ranua is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Ranua is 10 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Ranua

Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo

2
nights
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 16th (Sun): stroll around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Stone Castle of Pirunvuori, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Tampere visit planner .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and train from Ranua to Tampere in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Tampere are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Stone Castle of Pirunvuori
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

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Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Palace of Junnelius, kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, and finally get outside with Yyterin Nakotorni.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Pori travel route planning website .

You can drive from Tampere to Pori in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Pori are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Yyterin Nakotorni ©
Yyterin Nakotorni

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
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 19th (Wed): wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Kuusisto Manor. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

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Traveling by car from Pori to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Naantali Old Town, Kuusisto Manor
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): stroll around Lilla holmen, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, then examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, then take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter, and finally see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Mariehamn day trip planning website .

You can fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. August in Mariehamn sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kastelholm Castle
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

2
nights
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.
On the 22nd (Sat), wander the streets of Katajanokka, then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, don't miss a visit to Maternal Love Sculpture (Aidinrakkaus), then make a trip to Porvoo Old Town, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Porvoo.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary builder tool .

Fly from Mariehamn to Helsinki in 3 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 69°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Porvoo
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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