11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  5 h 15 min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  4 h 15 min
2
Inari
— 2 nights
Shuttle + 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Kansallisgalleria. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Temppeliaukio Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, admire the masterpieces at Alvar Aalto's studio, wander the streets of Ullanlinna, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner.

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. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Mon) before leaving for Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

2
nights
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), 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.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Inari holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Helsinki to Inari takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. 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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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Tuula's Reindeer ©
Tuula's Reindeer

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
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 find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Turku tour itinerary builder website.

Getting from Inari to Turku by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. 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

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. On the 25th (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and then examine the collection at Museumship Pommern.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Mariehamn holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August in Mariehamn, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up 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
Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården ©

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
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.

To find more things to do, 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 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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