12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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

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.
On the 2nd (Mon), admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue): stroll through Hietaranta Beach, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and then kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki sightseeing app.

Zurich, Switzerland to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Zurich to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Zurich in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Museums Beaches
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
The National Museum of Finland ©
The National Museum of Finland

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and then examine the collection at Museumship Pommern.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Mariehamn route planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Mariehamn in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or ride a ferry. July in Mariehamn sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Fun & Games
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Room Escape Games

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 6th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko and then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna tour site.

Getting from Mariehamn to Savonlinna by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, daytime highs in Savonlinna are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Pori trip planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Pori in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Rauma
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Step off the beaten path and head to Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, and stroll through Vepsa Island.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Turku online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Turku are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Outdoors Beaches
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Forum Marinum Maritime Centre ©
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Archipelago National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Soderlangvik Gard.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kimito Island trip maker website.

You can drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Kimito Island are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. On the 13th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Soderlangvik Gard
Soderlangvik Gard

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