7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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7 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Riga
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 45​min
4
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
+2
Fly + bus + train:  3​h 45​min
5
Tampere
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Riga

2
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.
Get some historical perspective at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Rock Church. Museum-lovers will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Alvar Aalto's studio. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Helsinki vacation planner .

Riga, Latvia to Helsinki is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): enjoy the sea views from Archipelago National Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kimito Island trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Kimito Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Kimito Island can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Tours Nature Adventure
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 18th (Thu), gain insight at Turku Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Ett Hem Museum, examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Turku road trip planning website .

You can drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum ©
Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, then see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, and finally make a trip to The Maritime Quarter.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Mariehamn online vacation planner .

Getting from Turku to Mariehamn by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In July, daytime highs in Mariehamn are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Tampere trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Mariehamn to Tampere takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or fly. In July in Tampere, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral

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