12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly:  14​h
1
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 day
Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Turku
— 3 nights
4
Pori
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  6​h 15​min
5
Inari
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Barcelona

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, then pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square, and finally explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Savonlinna trip planning app .

Barcelona, Spain to Savonlinna is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Barcelona to Savonlinna is 1 hour. Traveling from Barcelona in July, things will get a bit cooler in Savonlinna: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow 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

1
day
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, steep yourself in history at The Maritime Quarter, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Mariehamn trip itinerary app .

You can fly from Savonlinna to Mariehamn in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish 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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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku Castle and Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Appreciate the collections at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova and Ett Hem Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Teijo national park in Pernio (about 1h 20 min away). Next up on the itinerary: deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly.

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

You can fly from Mariehamn to Turku in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Teijo National Park, Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Pori trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 4th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, examine the collection at Siida, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Lemmenjoki National Park.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Inari driving holiday app .

Getting from Pori to Inari by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Pori in August; daily highs in Inari reach 19°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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.
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Helsinki Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will appreciate Fortress of Suomenlinna and Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, and look for gifts at Marimekko.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, read Helsinki route planner .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Inari in August; daily highs in Helsinki reach 24°C and lows reach 13°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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Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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