12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kimito Island
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Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pori
— 2 nights
Bus to Turku, Fly to Mariehamn
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Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly to London Heathrow, Train to Bristol

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Kimito Island

On the 30th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Archipelago National Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Soderlangvik Gard and then look for all kinds of wild species at Oro.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Kimito Island itinerary maker app.

Bristol, UK to Kimito Island is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Bristol to Kimito Island, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In June in Kimito Island, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 1:

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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, then take a tour of Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and finally browse the exhibits of Turku Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): see the interesting displays at Louhisaari Manor, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Turku online trip builder.

You can drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 1 — 3:

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Pori

Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 4th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), then get engrossed in the history at Rosenlew Museum, then examine the collection at Villa Mairea, and finally kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of The Old Town Hall Museum, stop by Ruokapuoti Lumo, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, then enjoy the sea views from Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Pori online holiday builder.

Drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Pori

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 3 — 5:

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Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, then examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, and finally make a trip to The Maritime Quarter.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Mariehamn trip planning site.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Pori 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, daily temperatures in Mariehamn can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 5 — 6:

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Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): make a trip to Salpa Line, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, then examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip itinerary maker tool.

Fly from Mariehamn to Savonlinna in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. July in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 8th (Mon), you'll travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 6 — 8:

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Helsinki

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, then view the masterpieces at ARTag Gallery, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Lapinlahti.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Helsinki in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 10:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."