13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
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.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, 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

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

1
night
Imatra

Imatra ©
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 see photos, traveler tips, 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

Nature Parks Trails

Side Trip

Lappeenranta
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Joutsenon kirkko ©
Joutsenon kirkko

2
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, head off the coast to Kobba Klintar, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Mariehamn trip builder tool.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Imatra to Mariehamn in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården ©

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
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 see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, 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
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

3
nights
Inari

Inari ©
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.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Inari itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Turku to Inari takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. 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

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Inari Reindeer Farm ©
Inari Reindeer Farm

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). Get outdoors at Hietaranta Beach and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, take a stroll through Ullanlinna, walk around Sibelius Monument, and don't miss a visit to Market Square Kauppatori.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki day trip website.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Inari in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Helsinki: highs are around 25°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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