12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Guatemala City
Fly:  21 h 15 min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Tampere
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 15 min
4
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 15 min
5
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  22 h 45 min
End: Guatemala City

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): explore the world behind art at Design Museum and then browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, then stroll around Sibelius Monument, then don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Guatemala City, Guatemala to Helsinki is an approximately 19- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Guatemala City in June, with highs in Helsinki at 21°C and lows at 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church, then take in panoramic vistas at Nasinneula Tower, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Tampere visit planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Tampere are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Nasinneula Tower ©
Nasinneula Tower

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Turku sightseeing planner.

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Turku, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kobba Klintar, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Mariehamn trip planner.

Fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. June in Mariehamn sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Parks Nature
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Kobba Klintar ©
Kobba Klintar

1
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 8th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then get answers to all your questions at Riihisaari, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Savonlinna trip simple and quick.

You can fly from Mariehamn to Savonlinna in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. In June, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

3
nights
Kotka

Kotka ©
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Explore hidden gems such as Sapokka Water Garden and Riverside Park. When in Kotka, make a side trip to see Stromforsin Ruukki in Ruotsinpyhtaa, approximately Ruotsinpyhtaa away. There's still lots to do: walk around Katariina Seaside Park, head off the coast to Haapasaari Island, admire the landmark architecture of Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, and wander the streets of Linden Esplanade.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kotka itinerary maker website.

Getting from Savonlinna to Kotka by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. June in Kotka sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Stromforsin Ruukki, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Katariina Seaside Park ©
Katariina Seaside Park
Haapasaari Island ©
Haapasaari Island

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