8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Birmingham
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 day
Fly:  2​h 15​min
4
Turku
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Tampere
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Birmingham


1
night
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.
On the 2nd (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, then pause for some serene contemplation at Rock Church, then contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, then make a trip to Senate Square, then hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary planning tool .

Birmingham, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern European Time is 8 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Birmingham in June, with highs in Helsinki at 65°F and lows at 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then make a trip to Pikkukirkko, and finally browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Savonlinna day trip planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Savonlinna by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

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

1
day
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, then steep yourself in history at Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, then see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, and finally take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Mariehamn trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Savonlinna to Mariehamn takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. In June, daytime highs in Mariehamn are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Turku.

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
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

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 6th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library.

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Fly from Mariehamn to Turku in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

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

2
nights
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 7th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip planner .

You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral

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