11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Mexico City
Fly:  18 h 15 min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 day
Fly:  1 h 45 min
4
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Rauma
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  21 h 45 min
End: Mexico City

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Mannerheim Museum. Get some historical perspective at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The Esplanadi Park. The adventure continues: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), explore the world behind art at Villa Gyllenberg, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Helsinki attractions planner.

Mexico City, Mexico to Helsinki is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 8 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

1
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 21st (Sun): examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, thensee the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, thenstep into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna route planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Savonlinna takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

1
day
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, thenexplore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, thensee the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, and finally make a trip to The Maritime Quarter.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Mariehamn sightseeing planner.

Fly from Savonlinna to Mariehamn in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July in Mariehamn, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, Kastelholm Castle
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

2
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 (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, thenexplore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to Archangel Michael's church. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, thenexamine the collection at Kylamaki Village of Living History, and then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Turku road trip planning app.

Fly from Mariehamn to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

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nights
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): stroll through Yyteri Beach, learn about all things military at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sea views from Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, examine the collection at Bonk Museum, and then examine the collection at Automobile Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Rauma trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Turku to Rauma in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Rauma can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rauma

Museums Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Uusikaupunki, Yyteri Beach
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Bonk Museum ©
Bonk Museum

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