16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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16 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  14​h
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h
4
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Mumbai

3
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.
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Rock Church and Kansallisgalleria. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo & Porvoo Old Town) and Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki). Pack the 3rd (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner.

Mumbai, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Mumbai to Helsinki. When traveling from Mumbai in July, plan for slightly colder days in Helsinki, with highs around 25°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Porvoo, Arboretum Mustila
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 4th (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Siikalahti Wetland, examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolovesi National Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Savonlinna trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Savonlinna takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In August in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kolovesi National Park, Siikalahti Wetland, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©

1
day
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 6th (Tue), examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, then examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, and finally take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Mariehamn vacation builder website .

Getting from Savonlinna to Mariehamn by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. August in Mariehamn sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Pori.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kastelholm Castle, Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, look for gifts at Ruokapuoti Lumo, take an in-depth tour of The Old Town Hall Museum, then visit a coastal fixture at Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, examine the collection at Villa Mairea, then admire the masterpieces at Pori Art Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Pori day trip planning app .

You can fly from Mariehamn to Pori in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Rauma, Villa Mairea
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

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nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Turku Castle and Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum. Relax by the water at Vepsa Island and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, and pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Turku tour itinerary maker .

You can drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Beaches
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): stroll through Archipelago National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Soderlangvik and then expand your understanding of the military at Oro.

Planning Kimito Island trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Kimito Island are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro

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