11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Fargo
Fly:  21​h 45​min
1
Kotka
— 1 night
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
4
Turku
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Fargo

1
night
Kotka

Kotka ©
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kotka trip planner .

Fargo, USA to Kotka is an approximately 22-hour flight. Traveling from Fargo to Kotka, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Fargo in August; daily highs in Kotka reach 68°F and lows reach 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Museums
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo

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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 4th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, and finally pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square.

For where to stay and other tourist information, read Savonlinna journey planning site .

Traveling by car from Kotka to Savonlinna takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

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

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Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 5th (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lilla holmen, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally examine the collection at Museumship Pommern. Keep things going the next day: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kobba Klintar, then examine the collection at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, and finally take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Mariehamn trip planner .

You can fly from Savonlinna to Mariehamn in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. August in Mariehamn sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

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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.
On the 7th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Turku day trip website .

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Turku takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in August, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum ©
Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and finally identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Tampere trip planning site .

You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. August in Tampere sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral

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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.
On the 9th (Fri), hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Porvoo, make a trip to Porvoo Old Town, then take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally admire the natural beauty at Observatory Hill Park. Here are some ideas for day two: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally wander the streets of Katajanokka.

Make your Helsinki itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can take a train from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Porvoo
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Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town
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