12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel planner

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Helsinki
— 1 night
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Mariehamn
— 3 nights
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Turku
— 1 night
Drive
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
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Suomussalmi
— 1 night
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
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Helsinki

— 1 night

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
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Roja, Latvia to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 11:

Mariehamn

— 3 nights
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On your second day here, examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle and then see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Mariehamn trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Helsinki to Mariehamn in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. You will leave for Turku on the 14th (Wed).

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 11 — 14:

Turku

— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Turku trip planner.

Getting from Mariehamn to Turku by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 15:

Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Tampere trip planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Suomussalmi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 17:

Suomussalmi

— 1 night
Suomussalmi is a municipality in Finland and is located in the Kainuu region. Your day by day itinerary now includes Winter War Museum Raatteen Portti. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): learn about all things military at Winter War Museum Raatteen Portti.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Suomussalmi trip planning tool.

Getting from Tampere to Suomussalmi by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. On the 18th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Suomussalmi

Museums
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 18:
Highlights from your trip

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 19th (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna tour itinerary maker.

Drive from Suomussalmi to Savonlinna in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 19:
Highlights from your trip

Helsinki

— 2 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

You've now added Sea Fortress Suomenlinna to your itinerary.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Savonlinna to Helsinki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 21:

Finland travel guide

4.2
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."

Aland Island travel guide

3.8
Specialty Museums · Military Museums · Landmarks
There are many things that distinguish the autonomous Aland Islands from the rest of Finland, including the fact that they have their own parliament, issue their own stamps, and speak Swedish as the official language. The archipelago, situated in the Gulf of Bothnia, includes over 6,000 islands, of which about 80 are inhabited. Many of the area's dining and accommodation options can be found on the picturesque main island, where 90 percent of the population resides. Natural beauty and an assortment of historical buildings make the islands an attractive holiday option. With a very flat landscape, cycling is one of the most popular, efficient, and enjoyable ways to get around. Regular ferries hop between the isles.