13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Mariehamn
— 2 nights
Fly to Helsinki, Train to Jyvaskyla
3
Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
Drive
4
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Porvoo
— 3 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Venice Marco Polo Airport

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3
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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.
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Nuuksio National Park and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, make a trip to Hakaniemi Market, and wander the streets of Katajanokka.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Helsinki route maker.

Venice, Italy to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Venice in August, expect Helsinki to be slightly colder, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 5 — 8:

2
nights
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 Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, then explore the engaging exhibits at The Cultural History Museum of Aland, and finally admire the masterpieces at The Aland Island Art Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Mariehamn trip planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Mariehamn in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or ride a ferry. In August, daytime highs in Mariehamn are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 8 — 10:

1
night
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 see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, 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 ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. 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

Find places to stay Aug 10 — 11:

2
nights
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.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, 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 take a bus; or do a combination of train and 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 · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 11 — 13:

3
nights
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 Hiidenkirnut. Get a sense of the local culture at Cathedral of Porvoo and Taidetehdas - Culture and Congress Center. Get out of town with these interesting Porvoo side-trips: Kotka (Riverside Park, Linden Esplanade, &more), Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area (in Kouvola) and Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki). There's much more to do: make a trip to Porvoo Old Town, visit a coastal fixture at Söderskärin majakka, look for gifts at Riimikko, and get some fabulous bargains at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Porvoo journey builder app.

Drive from Savonlinna to Porvoo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Porvoo

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 13 — 16:

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."