12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Cluj-Napoca
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
5
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h
End: Cluj-Napoca

4
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.
You've added Sibelius Monument, Design Museum, Hietaniemi Cemetery, and other attractions to your itinerary. Pack the 5th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania to Helsinki is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. In September, Helsinki is little chillier than Cluj-Napoca - with highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. You've now added The Cultural History Museum of Aland to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Bomarsund, explore the engaging exhibits at The Cultural History Museum of Aland, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally examine the collection at Museumship Pommern.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Mariehamn trip planner .

You can fly from Helsinki to Mariehamn in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. In September, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Bomarsund
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Bomarsund ©
Bomarsund

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Waino Aaltonen Museum of Art, Old Rauma and Martinkirkko. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Martinkirkko, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Waino Aaltonen Museum of Art, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Turku online trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In September, daytime highs in Turku are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Old Rauma
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Imatra Waterfall has been added to your itinerary. On the 9th (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, and finally admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna attractions website .

Traveling by car from Turku to Savonlinna takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Imatra Waterfall, Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Snowman World Igloo Hotel as well as Christmas House Santa. Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, then examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, and finally get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then get your game on at Snowman World Igloo Hotel.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip planner.

You can fly from Savonlinna to Rovaniemi in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Theme Parks Fun & Games
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office