12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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

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2
nights
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 Old Rauma. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Turku Cathedral and Forum Marinum Maritime Centre. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, and wander the streets of Naantali Old Town.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Turku trip builder.

Toronto, Canada to Turku is an approximately 20-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Toronto to Turku due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in July, things will get slightly colder in Turku: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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Turku Cathedral ©
Must see
Turku Cathedral
4.4
Turku Castle ©
Must see
Turku Castle
4.5
Old Rauma ©
Must see
Old Rauma
4.5

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 2nd (Fri), examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Mariehamn trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Mariehamn can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Pori.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Kastelholm Castle ©
Must see
Kastelholm Castle
4.2

1
night
Pori

Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 3rd (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Pori Art Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, then contemplate 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 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

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Yyteri Beach ©
Must see
Yyteri Beach
4.6
Villa Mairea ©
Specialty Museum
Villa Mairea
4.2
Pori Art Museum ©
Art Gallery
Pori Art Museum
4.2

2
nights
Tampere

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 4th (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then take 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 train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Tampere are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°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 · Museums

Side Trip

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Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Religious Site
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
4.4

1
night
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, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then examine 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 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°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

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Kerimaki Church ©
Religious Site
Kerimaki Church
4.7

3
nights
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.
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 Mannerheim Museum. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Cathedral of Porvoo in Porvoo--about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip builder app.

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 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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