5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

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5 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Shanghai
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h
2
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Fly:  6​h
4
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Shanghai


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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.
For ratings and more tourist information, read our Helsinki travel planner .

Shanghai, China to Helsinki is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Shanghai to Helsinki, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Shanghai in July: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 25°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites
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Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 7th (Sun), examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Mariehamn trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Helsinki to Mariehamn by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. In July in Mariehamn, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Kastelholm Castle
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Room Escape Games

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Savonlinna online trip builder .

Getting from Mariehamn to Savonlinna by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): stop by Your Piece Of Finland, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Savonlinna to Rovaniemi takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature Museums
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Your Piece Of Finland ©
Your Piece Of Finland

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