15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  28​h
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  32​h
End: Auckland

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. Discover out-of-the-way places like Hakaniemi Market and Market Square Kauppatori. And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, look for gifts at Boss Shop, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hietaranta Beach.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki sightseeing planning app .

Auckland Central, New Zealand to Helsinki is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 10 hours. While traveling from Auckland Central, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, head off the coast to Kobba Klintar, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Mariehamn online attractions planner .

Getting from Helsinki to Mariehamn by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and ferry. July in Mariehamn sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern

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 26th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, then pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Savonlinna travel route 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. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Pori.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

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

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 27th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, then look for gifts at Ruokapuoti Lumo, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, and finally stroll through Yyteri Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Puuvilla, then examine the collection at Villa Mairea, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Herrainpaivat Beach.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Pori tour app .

Traveling by flight from Savonlinna to Pori takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. July in Pori sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Step out of the city life by going to Teijo national park and Kurjenrahka National Park. Get some historical perspective at Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Turku trip planner .

Traveling by car from Pori to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Turku, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Teijo National Park, Kurjenrahka National Park, Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 1st (Thu), get a new perspective on things with Archipelago National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Oro.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Kimito Island trip planning app .

Getting from Turku to Kimito Island by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Kimito Island can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kimito Island

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