16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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Mariehamn
— 3 nights
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Turku
— 3 nights
4
Savonlinna
— 4 nights
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Helsinki
— 1 night

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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.
Nuuksio National Park has been added to your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Porvoo Old Town. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and get a taste of the local shopping with Hakaniemi Market.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planning tool.

Munich, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Munich to Helsinki. Traveling from Munich in August, expect nights in Helsinki to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are slightly colder, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town

3
nights
Mariehamn

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kastelholm Castle and The Maritime Quarter. Go for a jaunt from Mariehamn to Eckero to see Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum about 32 minutes away. It doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Kobba Klintar and stroll around Lilla holmen.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Mariehamn travel planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Mariehamn in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle
Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum ©
Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum
Kobba Klintar ©
Kobba Klintar

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Turku Castle and The Archipelago Trail. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral.

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Traveling by ferry from Mariehamn to Turku takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or ride a ferry. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

4
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Explore hidden gems such as Olavinlinna Castle and Saimaa Canal. Change things up with these side-trips from Savonlinna: Lappeenranta (Sandcastle Lappeenranta & Lappeenranta Fortress), Linnansaari National Park (in Rantasalmi) and Imatra Waterfall (in Imatra). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, explore the striking landscape at Punkaharju Ridge, and see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Savonlinna route builder tool.

Drive from Turku to Savonlinna in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or fly. In August in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall

1
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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

Daughter of the Baltic

On the 22nd (Thu), get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, and then get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Sibelius Monument and then explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Helsinki in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Tours · Historic Sites · Shopping
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The Esplanadi Park ©
The Esplanadi Park
Sibelius Monument ©
Sibelius Monument
Market Square Kauppatori ©
Market Square Kauppatori

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