13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Venice
Fly:  6 h
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
2
Mariehamn
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  6 h
3
Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
4
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
5
Porvoo
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7 h 15 min
End: Venice

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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Nuuksio National Park and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto. Next up on the itinerary: shop like a local with Hakaniemi Market, take a stroll through Katajanokka, contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki attractions tool.

Venice, Italy to Helsinki is an approximately 6- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Venice in August, things will get little chillier in Helsinki: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto, Nuuksio National Park
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Hakaniemi Market ©
Hakaniemi Market
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum

2
nights
Mariehamn

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 9th (Fri), pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Antikbutiken, examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, then examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Getabergen. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Bomarsund, examine the collection at Eckerö Post & tullhus, see the interesting displays at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, then explore the engaging exhibits at The Cultural History Museum of Aland, and finally explore the world behind art at The Aland Island Art Museum.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Mariehamn trip builder app.

Fly from Helsinki to Mariehamn in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. August in Mariehamn sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Wildlife Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Sund, Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, Antikbutiken, Getabergen, Eckerö Post & tullhus
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

1
night
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): walk around Maki-Matin perhepuisto, get engrossed in the history at Finnish Air Force Museum, get some fabulous bargains at Panda Factory Outlet, then take an in-depth tour of Toivolan Vanha Piha, then examine the collection at The Alvar Aalto Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at Keski-Suomen museo (Museum of Central Finland).

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Jyvaskyla road trip planning app.

Do a combination of flight and train from Mariehamn to Jyvaskyla in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Mariehamn in August, plan for little chillier nights in Jyvaskyla, with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Panda Factory Outlet
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The Alvar Aalto Museum ©
The Alvar Aalto Museum
Finnish Air Force Museum ©
Finnish Air Force Museum
Toivolan Vanha Piha ©
Toivolan Vanha Piha

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kirkkoniemen Kellotapuli, explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, then browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square, and finally identify plant and animal life at Siikalahti Wetland.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Jyvaskyla to Savonlinna in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. You will leave for Porvoo on the 13th (Tue).

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Siikalahti Wetland
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

3
nights
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Escape the urban bustle at Hiidenvuori and Riverside Park. Get a sense of the local culture at Cathedral of Porvoo and Porvoo Doll and Toy Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Porvoo side-trips: Hiidenkirnut (in Askola), Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki) and Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area (in Kouvola). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Porvoo Old Town, look for gifts at Riimikko, hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, and revel in the low prices at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Porvoo holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Porvoo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Porvoo are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Porvoo

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Kotka, Hiidenkirnut, Arboretum Mustila, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, Hiidenvuori
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area

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