11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
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Inari
— 2 nights
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Turku
— 3 nights
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Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
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Savonlinna
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Helsinki

— 3 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Temppeliaukio Church and Helsinki Cathedral. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, explore the world behind art at Alvar Aalto's studio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and wander the streets of Ullanlinna.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online travel planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Helsinki. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Inari

— 2 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 21st (Tue), wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Inari holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Inari takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Helsinki in August, expect Inari to be little chillier, temps between 19°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites
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Turku

— 3 nights
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 23rd (Thu): contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Kylamaki Village of Living History, and then identify plant and animal life at Kurjenrahka National Park. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Turku tour itinerary builder website.

Getting from Inari to Turku by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Inari in August, you will find days in Turku are somewhat warmer (23°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Mariehamn, Aland Island

— 1 night
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 25th (Sat), brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum and then see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern.

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

You can fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Mariehamn can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums
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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 26th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko and then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Savonlinna travel route planning app.

You can fly from Mariehamn to Savonlinna in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry 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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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."