13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly + Drive:  16​h 45​min
1
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Turku
— 3 nights
3
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
6
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Boston

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): enjoy the sea views from Archipelago National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Soderlangvik and then identify plant and animal life at Oro.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kimito Island online sightseeing planner .

Boston, USA to Kimito Island is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 7 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Boston in July, with highs in Kimito Island at 71°F and lows at 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro
Soderlangvik ©
Soderlangvik

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get in touch with nature at Teijo national park and Bellevue Beach. You'll explore and learn at Turku Castle and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Take a break from Turku with a short trip to Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy in Pernio, about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Turku day trip planning website .

Drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Turku are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Pernio, Bellevue Beach
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, visit a coastal fixture at Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Old Town Hall Museum. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at Pori Art Museum, kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Pori tour itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Turku to Pori by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in August, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Rauma
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

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 4th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, get your bearings at Riihisaari, then don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna trip planning website .

Fly from Pori to Savonlinna in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. August in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 5th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, step off the mainland to explore Kobba Klintar, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally examine the collection at Museumship Pommern. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, contemplate the long history of Bomarsund, contemplate the long history of Salis Batteri, then see the interesting displays at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, and finally take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Mariehamn attractions planning site .

Traveling by flight from Savonlinna to Mariehamn takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Mariehamn can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Aland Island, Sund, Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Finland, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and finally admire the masterpieces at Design Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Helsinki sightseeing planner .

Getting from Mariehamn to Helsinki by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in August, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Outdoors Beaches
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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