14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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14 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Seoul
train + Fly:  13​h
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Tampere
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Inari
— 1 day
Fly:  6​h 30​min
6
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Hamina
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Seoul

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Here are some ideas for day two: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip maker website .

Seoul, South Korea to Helsinki is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone changes from Korea Standard Time (KST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -7 hour difference. Traveling from Seoul in May, expect Helsinki to be little chillier, temps between 18°C and 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hvittrask
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter, then examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, and finally step into the grandiose world of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Mariehamn road trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Mariehamn takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Helsinki in May, plan for little chillier days in Mariehamn, with highs around 15°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 13th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, step aboard Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally have fun at Adventure Park. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Turku online trip builder .

You can fly from Mariehamn to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. May in Turku sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Appreciate the collections at Vapriikin Museokeskus and Serlachius Museum Gosta. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Jokioinen Museum Railway and Visavuori. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tampere: Birthplace of Jean Sibelius (in Haemeenlinna), Serlachius Museum Gustaf (in Mantta-Vilppula) and Parola Tank Museum (in Parola). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, admire the masterpieces at Hiekka Art Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Emil Aaltosen Museo.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Tampere online trip builder .

Getting from Turku to Tampere by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mantta-Vilppula, Jokioinen Museum Railway, Parola Tank Museum, Visavuori, Birthplace of Jean Sibelius
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Serlachius Museum Gustaf ©
Serlachius Museum Gustaf

1
day
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): get great views at Otsamo Fell, then see the interesting displays at Siida, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Inari visit planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Tampere to Inari takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tampere in May: high temperatures in Inari hover around 11°C and lows are around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of 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 make a trip to Pikkukirkko.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Inari to Savonlinna takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Inari in May, you will find days in Savonlinna are a bit warmer (17°C), and nights are about the same (4°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time 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. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): brush up on your military savvy at Bunker Museum, see the interesting displays at Salpa Line Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at St. John's Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Marian Kirkko, admire the landmark architecture of Hamina Fortress, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Hamina visit planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Hamina takes 3 hours. In May in Hamina, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hamina

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kotka, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Salpa Line Museum, Bunker Museum
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Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Bunker Museum ©
Bunker Museum

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