11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
4
Turku
— 3 nights
5
Pori
— 1 night
6
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Manchester

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Savonlinna itinerary maker site .

Manchester, UK to Savonlinna is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 7th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo road trip website .

Traveling by flight from Savonlinna to Kuusamo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 10°C. On the 9th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Trails Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm ©

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): step into the grandiose world of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Mariehamn trip planner .

You can fly from Kuusamo to Mariehamn in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and 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) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku Castle and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova will appeal to museum buffs. Popular historic sites such as Turku Cathedral and Kuusisto Manor are in your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Teijo national park in Pernio (about 1h 15 min away). The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island, admire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Turku attractions planner.

Fly from Mariehamn to Turku in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Kuusisto Manor, Teijo National Park
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko) and then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Pori trip planner.

Drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. On the 14th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: get interesting insight from Tours, then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, then take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Finland, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Helsinki day trip tool .

Getting from Pori to Helsinki by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Adventure
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Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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