13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
1
Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly
4
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Fly
5
Inari
— 1 day
Fly
6
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly

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Tampere

Manchester of the North

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: identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, view the masterpieces at Galleria Ronga, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere online trip planner.

Milan, Italy to Tampere is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or do a combination of car, train, and ferry. 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 go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 19 — 22:

3
nights
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 Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Get some cultural insight at Turku Cathedral and St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel. Go for a jaunt from Turku to Pernio to see Teijo National Park about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Joella, kick back and relax at Vepsa Island, and get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Turku online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 22 — 25:

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 26th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, then examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, and finally take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Mariehamn trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. August in Mariehamn sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 25 — 26:

1
day
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 find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, 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 ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry 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

Find places to stay Aug 26 — 27:

1
day
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.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Inari trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Savonlinna to Inari by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. 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

Outdoors · Museums · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 27 — 28:

3
nights
Helsinki

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The National Museum of Finland and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), wander the streets of Katajanokka, and view the masterpieces at Galerie Forsblom.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Inari to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, Helsinki is somewhat warmer than Inari - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks
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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."