12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly + Drive:  20​h 30​min
1
Kokkola
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Hamina
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h
4
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
5
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Montreal

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hours
Kokkola

Kokkola ©
Kokkola is a town and municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Pedagogy, K.H.Renlund museum - Provincial Museum of Central Ostrobothnia, then see the interesting displays at Lassander House, K.H.Renlund museum - Provincial Museum of Central Ostrobothnia, and then take a stroll through Neristan (Old Wooden Town).

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kokkola attractions planner.

Montreal, Canada to Kokkola is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Traveling from Montreal to Kokkola, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Montreal in May, expect Kokkola to be slightly colder, temps between 15°C and 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kokkola

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Neristan (Old Wooden Town) ©
Neristan (Old Wooden Town)

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 29th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the history at Salpa Line, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Kolovesi National Park.

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You can drive from Kokkola to Savonlinna in 5.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In May, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Hamina.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kerimaki, Kolovesi National Park, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

1
night
Hamina

Hamina ©
Hamina is a town and a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, learn about all things military at Bunker Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Marian Kirkko, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Church.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Hamina trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Savonlinna to Hamina in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Hamina

Wildlife Museums Parks

Side Trips

Kotka, Bunker Museum
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Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park
Bunker Museum ©
Bunker Museum
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church

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nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 1st (Sat), see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, then take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter, then see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, and finally contemplate the long history of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, then step off the mainland to explore Kobba Klintar, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Lilla holmen.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Hamina to Mariehamn. When traveling from Hamina in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Mariehamn, with highs around 15°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 3rd (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Vepsa Island, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and then wander the streets of Naantali Old Town. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: gain insight at Turku Cathedral, then admire the masterpieces at Ett Hem Museum, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Turku day trip planner.

Getting from Mariehamn to Turku by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. June in Turku sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Katajanokka. Get some cultural insight at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Rock Church. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St Henry, see the interesting displays at Mannerheim Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

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