15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Munich
Fly:  6​h
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Mariehamn
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Mikkeli
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
End: Munich

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Porvoo Old Town and Kansallisgalleria. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Kotka (Sapokka Water Garden & Linden Esplanade) and Cathedral of Porvoo (in Porvoo). Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary builder app .

Munich, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Munich to Helsinki is 1 hour. Traveling from Munich in August, you will find days in Helsinki are a bit cooler (24°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Porvoo, Kotka
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town

4
nights
Mariehamn

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Discover out-of-the-way places like Aland Maritime Museum and Museumship Pommern. Change things up with a short trip to Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum in Eckero (about 32 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, stroll through Lilla holmen, take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter, and take an in-depth tour of Kobba Klintar.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Mariehamn online tour itinerary planner .

You can fly from Helsinki to Mariehamn in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Aland Island, Kastelholm Castle, Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 16th (Fri), browse the collection at Turku City Library, take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku online visit planner .

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

4
nights
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Explore hidden gems such as Olavinlinna Castle and Repovesi National Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mikkeli: Lappeenranta (Lappeenranta Fortress, Sandcastle Lappeenranta, & more), Pikkukirkko (in Savonlinna) and Punkaharju Ridge (in Punkaharju). Spend the 20th (Tue) exploring nature at Linnansaari National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Mikkeli trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Turku to Mikkeli takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In August, daily temperatures in Mikkeli can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lappeenranta, Savonlinna, Repovesi National Park, Punkaharju Ridge, Linnansaari National Park
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall

1
night
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner .

You can drive from Mikkeli to Helsinki in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Shopping
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The Esplanadi Park ©
The Esplanadi Park
Market Square Kauppatori ©
Market Square Kauppatori

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