11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Inari
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
4
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Amsterdam

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Ullanlinna. Fortress of Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Rock Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Finland, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip builder tool .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Helsinki. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 20th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

2
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Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 21st (Tue), experience rural life at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, then examine the collection at Siida, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Inari journey planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Helsinki to Inari takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Helsinki in August, with highs in Inari at 19°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time for travel to Turku.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

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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 23rd (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, examine the collection at Kylamaki Village of Living History, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Archangel Michael's church, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

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Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Turku takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Inari in August: highs in Turku hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Kurjenrahka National Park
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
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. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Mariehamn trip planning app .

You can fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In August in Mariehamn, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

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

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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 26th (Sun): make a trip to Pikkukirkko and then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle.

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You can 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 in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

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