12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly + train:  7​h 15​min
1
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Dublin

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 21st (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Tampere trip itinerary website .

Dublin, Ireland to Tampere is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Dublin to Tampere, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In July in Tampere, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can take a train to Turku.

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

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 22nd (Mon), don't miss a visit to Naantali Old Town, then get your game on at Moomin World, and then admire the masterpieces at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Turku day trip planning app .

Getting from Tampere to Turku by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In July in Turku, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Naantali
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum ©
Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally examine the collection at Museumship Pommern.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Mariehamn travel planning website .

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Kastelholm Castle
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

1
night
Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, admire the majestic nature at Snellman Park, then enjoy some diversion at Vainolanniemi, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kuopio trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Mariehamn to Kuopio in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In July, daytime highs in Kuopio are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuopio

Fun & Games Parks Nature
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Room Escape Games
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall

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 26th (Fri): 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.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Savonlinna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. July in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

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

2
nights
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. On the 27th (Sat), examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo, then trek along Santalahti Nature Trail, and then admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, go for a walk through Ankkapurha Culture Park, and then identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kotka route app .

Getting from Savonlinna to Kotka by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. July in Kotka sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Ankkapurha Culture Park
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Ankkapurha Culture Park ©
Ankkapurha Culture Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then make a trip to Hakaniemi Market, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally make a trip to Porvoo Old Town.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Helsinki itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Kotka to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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