16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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.
Nuuksio National Park has been added to your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Porvoo Old Town in Porvoo, approximately Porvoo away. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki travel route 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 changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Munich, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 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 ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park

3
nights
Mariehamn

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kastelholm Castle and Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården. Step out of Mariehamn to go to Eckero and see Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, which is approximately 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Kobba Klintar, take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter, and walk around Lilla holmen.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Mariehamn day trip tool.

Fly from Helsinki to Mariehamn in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. In August in Mariehamn, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°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

Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, Kastelholm Castle, Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle
Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården ©
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.
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 maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Turku trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Mariehamn to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can 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

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

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Savonlinna online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Turku to Savonlinna in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. In August in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Lappeenranta, Imatra Waterfall, Kerimaki Church, Punkaharju Ridge, 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), don't miss a visit to Market Square Kauppatori and then get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Sibelius Monument and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki online road trip planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Helsinki in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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The Esplanadi Park ©
The Esplanadi Park
Sibelius Monument ©
Sibelius Monument
Market Square Kauppatori ©
Market Square Kauppatori

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