12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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

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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.
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 25°C by day to 15°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 · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 5:

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

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 23°C and lows of 13°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
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 6:

1
night
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 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 7:

2
nights
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 where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Pori trip builder tool.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Pori in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 9:

2
nights
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 Ett Hem Museum. And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, don't miss a visit to Archangel Michael's church, and step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku route builder website.

Getting from Pori to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. July in Turku sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 11:

2
nights
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 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. On the 13th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 13:

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."