13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

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:  6​h 30​min
5
Inari
— 1 day
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.
Shop till you drop at Laukko Manor and Galleria Ronga. Get in touch with nature at Yyteri Beach and Hatanpaa Arboretum. Change things up with a short trip to Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto in Ylojarvi (about 1h 10 min away). It doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere itinerary website .

Milan, Italy to Tampere is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Milan in August, expect Tampere to be a bit cooler, temps between 23°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto, Yyteri Beach, 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.
Get in touch with nature at Teijo national park and Vepsa Island. Step off the beaten path and head to Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, explore the world behind art at Ett Hem Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Joella, and see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum.

Discover how to plan a Turku trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Nature Parks Wildlife

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): examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, steep yourself in history at Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, then examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, and finally take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Mariehamn planner .

Getting from Turku to Mariehamn by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In August in Mariehamn, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up 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.
On the 27th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at 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 browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Savonlinna online journey planner .

You can fly from Mariehamn to Savonlinna in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. In August, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kerimaki Church
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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. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then examine the collection at Siida, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Inari trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Savonlinna to Inari takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Savonlinna in August, expect Inari to be little chillier, temps between 19°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. Let the collections at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Galerie Forsblom capture your imagination. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and contemplate the long history of Mannerheim Museum.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki road trip planning app .

You can fly from Inari to Helsinki in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Inari in August; daily highs in Helsinki reach 24°C and lows reach 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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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

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