12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland itinerary planner

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 3 nights
Fly
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Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 3 nights
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Helsinki

— 3 nights

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.
Let the collections at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and The National Museum of Finland capture your imagination. Kids will enjoy Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Rakkauden Silta. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo & Porvoo Old Town). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, shop like a local with Hakaniemi Market, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki visit planner.

Memmingen, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Memmingen in August, you will find days in Helsinki are little chillier (24°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to fly to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 20 — 23:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Savonlinna road trip tool.

You can fly from Helsinki to Savonlinna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. August in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 24:

Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and then examine the collection at Postal Museum.

To find ratings and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere road trip site.

Do a combination of flight and train from Savonlinna to Tampere in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Tampere sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 24 — 25:

Turku

— 3 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Family-friendly places like Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral will thrill your kids. Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of Turku to go to Rauma and see Old Rauma, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, hike along Bike Rental - by Carfield, and wander the streets of Naantali Old Town.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Turku route maker website.

Getting from Tampere to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 25 — 28:

Mariehamn, Aland Island

— 3 nights
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Karingsunds Viltsafari, see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, and then examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): explore the engaging exhibits at The Cultural History Museum of Aland and then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Mariehamn day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Childrens Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 28 — 31:

Finland travel guide

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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."