11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland visit planner

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Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Fly
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Mariehamn
— 1 night
Fly to Helsinki, Train to Lappeenranta
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Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly

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Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Hatanpaa Arboretum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Suomen Pelimuseo, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

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Venice, Italy to Tampere is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Venice to Tampere is 1 hour. Traveling from Venice in August, expect Tampere to be little chillier, temps between 23°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife
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Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 21st (Sat), examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo and then contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral. On your second day here, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and then take a stroll through Naantali Old Town.

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Drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Mariehamn

— 1 night
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 23rd (Mon), see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle and then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum.

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Fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August in Mariehamn, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 22 — 23:

Lappeenranta

— 2 nights

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): explore the activities along Saimaa Canal and then admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, then examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, and then relax and rejuvenate at Tohtorikalat Jalkahoitola.

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Traveling by combination of flight and train from Mariehamn to Lappeenranta takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In August, daily temperatures in Lappeenranta can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Nature · Parks · Spas · Museums

Side Trip

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Helsinki

— 4 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kallio Church. Step off the beaten path and head to The Aalto House and The National Museum of Finland. The adventure continues: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), admire the landmark architecture of Johannes Church, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner.

Getting from Lappeenranta to Helsinki by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Adventure · Outdoors
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Finland travel guide

4.2
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."

Aland Island travel guide

3.8
Specialty Museums · Military Museums · Landmarks
There are many things that distinguish the autonomous Aland Islands from the rest of Finland, including the fact that they have their own parliament, issue their own stamps, and speak Swedish as the official language. The archipelago, situated in the Gulf of Bothnia, includes over 6,000 islands, of which about 80 are inhabited. Many of the area's dining and accommodation options can be found on the picturesque main island, where 90 percent of the population resides. Natural beauty and an assortment of historical buildings make the islands an attractive holiday option. With a very flat landscape, cycling is one of the most popular, efficient, and enjoyable ways to get around. Regular ferries hop between the isles.