16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary builder

Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly
2
Mariehamn
— 3 nights
Ferry
3
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Savonlinna
— 4 nights
Drive
5
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly

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Helsinki

— 4 nights

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. Explore hidden gems such as Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Hakaniemi Market. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Porvoo Old Town in Porvoo, approximately Porvoo away. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Helsinki day trip planning website.

Munich, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Munich in August: highs in Helsinki hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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Mariehamn

— 3 nights
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. When in Mariehamn, make a side trip to see Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum in Eckero, approximately Eckero away. It doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Kobba Klintar and walk around Lilla holmen.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Mariehamn route maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Mariehamn takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or ride a ferry. August in Mariehamn sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 15th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Turku

— 3 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Step off the beaten path and head to Turku Castle and The Archipelago Trail. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Turku trip itinerary maker.

You can ride a ferry from Mariehamn to Turku in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or ride a ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Historic Sites
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Savonlinna

— 4 nights
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 Imatra Waterfall. Change things up with these side-trips from Savonlinna: Lappeenranta (Sandcastle Lappeenranta, Lappeenranta Fortress, &more), Punkaharju Ridge (in Punkaharju) and Linnansaari National Park (in Rantasalmi). There's more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church and see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Turku to Savonlinna in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Helsinki

— 1 night

Daughter of the Baltic

On the 22nd (Thu), squeeze the most out of the city with City Tours, browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Esplanadi Park. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Sibelius Monument and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip 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 · Tours · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."