16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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16 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Munich
Fly:  6​h
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Mariehamn
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h
3
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Savonlinna
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Nuuksio National Park. Step off the beaten path and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Hakaniemi Market. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Porvoo Old Town in Porvoo, about 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and make a trip to Senate Square.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki day trip planner .

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). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Porvoo Old Town, Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
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. Explore hidden gems such as Kastelholm Castle and Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården. Take a break from Mariehamn with a short trip to Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum in Eckero, about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: head off the coast to Kobba Klintar, stroll through Lilla holmen, and take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Mariehamn trip 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. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Kastelholm Castle, Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. There's more to do: stroll through The Archipelago Trail.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Turku trip planner .

You can fly from Mariehamn to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Turku

Trails Parks Outdoors
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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Olavinlinna Castle and Lappeenranta Fortress. Change things up with these side-trips from Savonlinna: Linnansaari National Park (in Rantasalmi), Imatra Waterfall (in Imatra) and Lappeenranta (Sandcastle Lappeenranta & Saimaa Canal). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Punkaharju Ridge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, and examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna planning app .

Traveling by car from Turku to Savonlinna takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Lappeenranta, Imatra Waterfall, Kerimaki Church, Linnansaari National Park, Punkaharju Ridge
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal

1
night
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, shop like a local with Market Square Kauppatori, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Sibelius Monument and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Savonlinna to Helsinki in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Tours Historic Sites
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The Esplanadi Park ©
The Esplanadi Park
Walking tours
Sibelius Monument ©
Sibelius Monument

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