6 days in Finland Itinerary

6 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Hamina
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Hamina
— 1 day
Drive
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Porvoo
— 1 night
Drive
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Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly
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Mariehamn
— 1 night
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly

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Hamina

Hamina is a town and a municipality of Finland. On the 2nd (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Main Building of Military School and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Hamina trip maker site.

Seattle, USA to Hamina is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 10 hours. Traveling from Seattle in October, things will get a bit cooler in Hamina: highs are around 45°F and lows about 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Hamina

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 2 — 3:

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Porvoo

Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): contemplate the long history of Castle Hill, look for gifts at Willatar, see the interesting displays at Porvoo Museum/Holm House, then make a trip to Porvoo Old Town, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Söderskärin majakka.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Porvoo itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Hamina to Porvoo takes 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Porvoo can reach 48°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 3:

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Helsinki

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner.

You can drive from Porvoo to Helsinki in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Helsinki are 48°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 4:

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Mariehamn

Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at The Cultural History Museum of Aland, head off the coast to Kobba Klintar, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, then walk around Lilla holmen, and finally take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Mariehamn tour planning app.

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. In October, daily temperatures in Mariehamn can reach 49°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 5:

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 6th (Wed), see Santa Claus Office and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Rovaniemi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Mariehamn in October, with highs in Rovaniemi at 37°F and lows at 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Fun & Games
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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."

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.