12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Guatemala City
Fly:  21​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
train:  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
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): admire the masterpieces at Design Museum and then explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, pause for some photo ops at Sibelius Monument, then make a trip to Porvoo Old Town, and finally don't miss a visit to Market Square Kauppatori.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planning website .

Guatemala City, Guatemala to Helsinki is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 8 hours. Traveling from Guatemala City in June, things will get little chillier in Helsinki: highs are around 21°C and lows about 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
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Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, see the interesting displays 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 find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip itinerary maker site .

Take a train from Helsinki to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Tampere are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

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

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 6th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, enjoy some diversion at Adventure Park, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Turku trip planner .

Getting from Tampere to Turku by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. June in Turku sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to 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 Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 7th (Thu), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, step off the mainland to explore Kobba Klintar, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally examine the collection at Museumship Pommern.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Mariehamn trip itinerary tool .

You can fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Nature Parks
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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.
On the 8th (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then get your bearings at Riihisaari, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Savonlinna trip maker app .

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 in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

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. Step off the beaten path and head to Sapokka Water Garden and Stromforsin ruukki. Take a break from Kotka with a short trip to Ankkapurha Culture Park in Kouvola, about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Haapasaari Island, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, tour the pleasant surroundings at Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, and identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kotka vacation planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Kotka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Ankkapurha Culture Park, Stromforsin ruukki, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Haapasaari Island ©
Haapasaari Island
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail

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