15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Savonlinna
— 1 day
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Inari
— 2 nights
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Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
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Turku
— 3 nights
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Helsinki
— 4 nights

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 8th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Savonlinna driving holiday site.

Sydney, Australia to Savonlinna is an approximately 33-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -8 hour difference. August in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums

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Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Get a sense of the local culture at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lemmenjoki National Park and Lake Inari. It doesn't end there: wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Inari travel planner.

You can fly from Savonlinna to Inari in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Savonlinna in August; daily highs in Inari reach 19°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Inari

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

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Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 12th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Kobba Klintar, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and then examine the collection at Museumship Pommern. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, then see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, and then take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Mariehamn trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Inari to Mariehamn takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Traveling from Inari in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 13°C in Mariehamn. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

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Kastelholm Castle
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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Appreciate the collections at Turku Castle and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Get some cultural insight at Turku Cathedral and Old Rauma. Change things up with these side-trips from Turku: Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya) and The Church of the Holy Cross (in Rauma). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island, make a trip to Abo Akademi, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Turku online holiday maker.

You can fly from Mariehamn to Turku in 2 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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Turku Castle
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Old Rauma
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Turku Cathedral
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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

Daughter of the Baltic

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 Arboretum Mustila and Santalahti Nature Trail. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Stromforsin Ruukki. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo & Porvoo Old Town) and Linden Esplanade (in Kotka). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, and examine the collection at Design Museum.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner.

Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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