13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Milan
Fly:  7 h 30 min
1
Tampere
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 15 min
4
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Fly + Shuttle:  6 h 30 min
5
Inari
— 1 day
Shuttle + Fly:  4 h
6
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: Milan

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Vapriikin Museokeskus and Laukko Manor. Visiting Yyteri Beach and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, view the masterpieces at Galleria Ronga, and look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere online trip planner.

Milan, Italy to Tampere is an approximately 8- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Milan in August; daily highs in Tampere reach 23°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Yyteri Beach, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto, Laukko Manor
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Turku Castle and Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. Get some cultural insight at Turku Cathedral and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Go for a jaunt from Turku to Pernio to see Teijo National Park about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Vepsa Island, admire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Joella, and get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku day trip tool.

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trip

Teijo National Park
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, then examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, and finally take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Mariehamn attractions planning website.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, Kastelholm Castle
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

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 27th (Tue): examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, and finally savor the flavors at Savonlinna Market Square.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Savonlinna holiday planning website.

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Savonlinna takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

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

1
day
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 28th (Wed), take a memorable tour with Tours, see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Inari trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Savonlinna to Inari by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Savonlinna in August, expect Inari to be little chillier, temps between 19°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Wildlife Museums Outdoors
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Katajanokka. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Mannerheim Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and take in the exciting artwork at Galerie Forsblom.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki online itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Inari in August, expect Helsinki to be somewhat warmer, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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