14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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14 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  15​h
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
4
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Hamina
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  18​h
End: Seattle

2
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.
Get some historical perspective at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Helsinki Cathedral. You'll explore and learn at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Hvittrask. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, steep yourself in history at Mannerheim Museum, and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary maker tool .

Seattle, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Helsinki is 10 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Seattle in May; daily highs in Helsinki reach 60°F and lows reach 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Laajalahti Nature Reserve, Hvittrask
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): enjoy the sea views from Archipelago National Park. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Soderlangvik and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Oro.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Kimito Island day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Kimito Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. May in Kimito Island sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 40°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro
Soderlangvik ©
Soderlangvik

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Take a break from the city and head to Teijo national park and Vepsa Island. Museum-lovers will get to explore Turku Castle and Ett Hem Museum. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, contemplate the long history of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and admire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Turku sightseeing planning website .

Drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Turku, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 40°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Teijo National Park
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 17th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, then take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter, then examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, and finally step into the grandiose world of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, then step off the mainland to explore Kobba Klintar, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Lilla holmen.

To find reviews and tourist information, read Mariehamn trip maker website .

You can fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In May, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, Kastelholm Castle, Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum
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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 19th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Savonlinna road trip planner .

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 May in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hamina.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites

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

2
nights
Hamina

Hamina ©
Hamina is a town and a municipality of Finland. On the 20th (Mon), brush up on your military savvy at Bunker Museum, then examine the collection at Salpa Line Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Church. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Linden Esplanade and then identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Hamina route maker site .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Hamina takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in May, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hamina

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Linden Esplanade, Arboretum Mustila, Salpa Line Museum, Bunker Museum
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Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Bunker Museum ©
Bunker Museum

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