14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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14 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem
Drive + Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Turku
— 2 nights
2
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Imatra
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Jerusalem

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Turku Castle and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Your inner history buff will appreciate Turku Cathedral and St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel. Explore Turku's surroundings by going to Rauma (The Church of the Holy Cross & Old Rauma). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at The Archipelago Trail, admire the masterpieces at Ett Hem Museum, have fun at Adventure Park, and get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Turku trip planner .

Jerusalem, Israel to Turku is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from Jerusalem in August, expect Turku to be cooler, temps between 23°C and 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Rauma
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

2
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and then examine the collection at Museumship Pommern. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, then head off the coast to Kobba Klintar, then have fun and explore at Alands konstmuseum, and finally take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Mariehamn trip itinerary planning website .

You can fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, daytime highs in Mariehamn are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 8th (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, and finally explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Linnansaari National Park.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Savonlinna online 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 August, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

2
nights
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.
On the 10th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Lempukka Beach, then step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island, and then admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall. Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Malonsaari, then pause for some serene contemplation at Joutsenon kirkko, then explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, and finally step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Imatra travel route builder site .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Imatra in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Imatra sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Lappeenranta
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta
Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Hietaranta Beach. Appreciate the collections at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Design Museum. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, tour the pleasant surroundings at Korkeasaari Zoo, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Helsinki journey planning tool .

Getting from Imatra to Helsinki by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Museums
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Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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