16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
2
Mariehamn
— 3 nights
3
Turku
— 3 nights
4
Savonlinna
— 4 nights
5
Helsinki
— 1 night

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.
Nuuksio National Park has been added to your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Porvoo Old Town and Kansallisgalleria. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and make a trip to Senate Square.

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 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. 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 °C, while days are slightly colder, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Porvoo Old Town, Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum

3
nights
Mariehamn

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Step off the beaten path and head to Kastelholm Castle and Lilla holmen. 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: steep yourself in history at Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, step off the mainland to explore Kobba Klintar, and take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Mariehamn day trip planning app.

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. August in Mariehamn sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. 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

Side Trips

Kastelholm Castle, Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle
Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum ©
Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum

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 flight from Mariehamn to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °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
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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 Kerimaki Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Savonlinna: Lappeenranta (Sandcastle Lappeenranta, Lappeenranta Fortress, &more), Imatra Waterfall (in Imatra) and Linnansaari National Park (in Rantasalmi). There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum and explore the striking landscape at Punkaharju Ridge.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Turku to Savonlinna in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or fly. August in Savonlinna sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

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

1
night
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
On the 22nd (Thu), browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori and then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Sibelius Monument and then explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Helsinki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Shopping
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The Esplanadi Park ©
The Esplanadi Park
Sibelius Monument ©
Sibelius Monument
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma ©
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma

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