13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
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Imatra
— 1 night
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Mariehamn
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Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly
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Turku
— 1 night
Fly
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Inari
— 3 nights
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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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 20th (Fri): examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then get answers to all your questions at Riihisaari, then don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, and finally explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna day trip planner.

Lisbon, Portugal to Savonlinna is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Lisbon to Savonlinna, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Lisbon in July, with highs in Savonlinna at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 19 — 21:

Imatra

— 1 night
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): head off the coast to Malonsaari, then head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, and then admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Imatra tour planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Imatra takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Imatra, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 21 — 22:

Mariehamn, Aland Island

— 2 nights
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): head off the coast to Kobba Klintar, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Mariehamn online trip builder.

Getting from Imatra to Mariehamn by combination of train and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 24:

Turku

— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Turku day trip planning tool.

Getting from Mariehamn to Turku by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Turku

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

Inari

— 3 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 26th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm, and then wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lemmenjoki National Park.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Inari itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Inari takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Turku in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Inari, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 25 — 28:

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and The National Museum of Finland. Get outdoors at Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Hietaranta Beach. Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kallio Church, and stroll around Sibelius Monument.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Helsinki vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Inari to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, Helsinki is somewhat warmer than Inari - with highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 31:

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."