8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tampere
— 1 night
2
Turku
— 1 night
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
4
Savonlinna
— 1 day
5
Helsinki
— 2 nights

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 29th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere online tour planner.

Valletta, Malta to Tampere is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Valletta to Tampere. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Valletta in August, with highs in Tampere at °C and lows at °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, enjoy some diversion at Adventure Park, thenexamine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, thenget engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Turku travel planning tool.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, thenstroll around Lilla holmen, thenlearn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, thenstroll through Kobba Klintar, thensee the interesting displays at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, and finally take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Mariehamn road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, daytime highs in Mariehamn are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

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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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern

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day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, thenstep into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, thenexamine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna trip planner.

You can fly from Mariehamn to Savonlinna in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, thendeepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, thentest your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Hakaniemi Market. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), thenmake a trip to Senate Square, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki online route maker.

Drive from Savonlinna to Helsinki in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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