12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

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day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, thenindulge your taste buds at Savonlinna Market Square, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna trip planner.

Barcelona, Spain to Savonlinna is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Savonlinna. Traveling from Barcelona in July, things will get a bit cooler in Savonlinna: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

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Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter, thenbrush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally examine the collection at Museumship Pommern.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Mariehamn trip planner.

You can fly from Savonlinna to Mariehamn in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Appreciate the collections at Turku Castle and Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. Get some historical perspective at Turku Cathedral and Archangel Michael's church. Change things up with a short trip to Teijo National Park in Pernio (about 1h 20 min away). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, admire the landmark architecture of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Turku online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Mariehamn to Turku by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In July, daytime highs in Turku are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Teijo National Park, Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 3rd (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), thenkick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Pori trip website.

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach
Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko) ©
Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko)

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Lemmenjoki National Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Inari day trip tool.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Pori to Inari takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Pori in August: high temperatures in Inari hover around °C and lows are around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park

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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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Temppeliaukio Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Inari to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Inari in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Helsinki: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna