14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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14 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Turku
— 2 nights
2
Pori
— 2 nights
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Kimito Island
— 1 night
6
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Houston

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Turku Castle and Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Turku Cathedral and Teijo national park. Take a break from Turku with a short trip to Kurjenrahka National Park in Poytya, about 58 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku tour planner.

Houston, USA to Turku is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from Houston to Turku, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Houston in July; daily highs in Turku reach 70°F and lows reach 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Kurjenrahka National Park, Teijo National Park
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, then get engrossed in the history at The Old Town Hall Museum, then examine the collection at Marela Museum House, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Villa Mairea, stroll through Herrainpaivat Beach, and then stroll through Yyteri Beach.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Pori trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July in Pori, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Rauma, Villa Mairea
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Villa Mairea ©
Villa Mairea

2
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 23rd (Tue), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then head off the coast to Kobba Klintar, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally examine the collection at Museumship Pommern. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): try to win big at PAF Casino, then steep yourself in history at Bomarsund, then examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, and finally contemplate the long history of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Mariehamn online itinerary planner .

You can fly from Pori to Mariehamn in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trips

Sund, Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): 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 see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Savonlinna takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

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

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Archipelago National Park. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Soderlangvik and then stroll through Oro.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kimito Island online trip builder .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Kimito Island in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Kimito Island can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kimito Island

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

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.
Get in touch with nature at Hietaranta Beach and Norman Travels. Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Rock Church will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Helsinki visit planner .

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Helsinki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Helsinki are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites
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Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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