12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Turku
— 2 nights
2
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
3
Pori
— 1 night
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
5
Savonlinna
— 1 night
6
Helsinki
— 3 nights

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 inner history buff will appreciate Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Old Rauma and Forum Marinum Maritime Centre. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, don't miss a visit to Naantali Old Town, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Turku trip itinerary builder.

Toronto, Canada to Turku is an approximately 20-hour flight. Traveling from Toronto to Turku, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Toronto in July; daily highs in Turku reach °C and lows reach °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Naantali Old Town, Old Rauma
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, thentake in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter, thenlearn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally examine the collection at Museumship Pommern.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Mariehamn holiday maker site.

Fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, daytime highs in Mariehamn are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Pori.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 3rd (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Pori Art Museum, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), and finally see the interesting displays at Villa Mairea.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Pori trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Mariehamn to Pori in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August in Pori, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Villa Mairea
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Villa Mairea ©
Villa Mairea
Pori Art Museum ©
Pori Art Museum

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Tampere trip planner.

Drive from Pori to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Tampere are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 6th (Tue), indulge your taste buds at Savonlinna Market Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, thenexamine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, thenexamine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Savonlinna road trip site.

You can drive from Tampere to Savonlinna in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

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

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. Step off the beaten path and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Cathedral of Porvoo. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Helsinki journey planning tool.

Getting from Savonlinna to Helsinki by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Cathedral of Porvoo
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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