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.
You've now added Nuuksio National Park to your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Porvoo Old Town in Porvoo, approximately 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, make a trip to Senate Square, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary builder website .

Munich, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Munich to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Munich in August: highs in Helsinki hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Porvoo Old Town
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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. Step off the beaten path and head to Kastelholm Castle and Kobba Klintar. Step out of Mariehamn with an excursion to Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum in Eckero--about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lilla holmen.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Mariehamn trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Mariehamn takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. 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 time for travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, Kastelholm Castle
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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Turku Castle and The Archipelago Trail. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku online vacation planner .

Getting from Mariehamn to Turku by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. On the 18th (Sun), you're off toSavonlinna.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors Trails Parks
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Olavinlinna Castle and Linnansaari National Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Savonlinna: Imatra Waterfall (in Imatra), Lappeenranta (Sandcastle Lappeenranta, Lappeenranta Fortress, & more) and Punkaharju Ridge (in Punkaharju). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church and see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Savonlinna trip maker app .

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

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Lappeenranta, Imatra Waterfall, Linnansaari National Park, Punkaharju Ridge, Kerimaki Church
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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), take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Sibelius Monument and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

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You can drive from Savonlinna to Helsinki in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Naantali.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Tours Historic Sites
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The Esplanadi Park ©
The Esplanadi Park
Market Square Kauppatori ©
Market Square Kauppatori
Walking tours

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