8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
Turku
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Newark

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, then steep yourself in history at Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, then step off the mainland to explore Kobba Klintar, and finally take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Mariehamn online attractions planner .

Newark, USA to Mariehamn is an approximately 20-hour flight. Traveling from Newark to Mariehamn, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in May, expect Mariehamn to be slightly colder, temps between 55°F and 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

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

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 22nd (Wed): steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Turku route planner .

Getting from Mariehamn to Turku by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Kauppakeskus Mylly ©
Kauppakeskus Mylly

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 23rd (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church, see the interesting displays at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, then view the masterpieces at Galleria Ronga, and finally look for gifts at Keittioelamaa.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Tampere holiday planner .

Getting from Turku to Tampere by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Galleria Ronga ©
Galleria Ronga
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, then look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, and finally explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral.

To plan Savonlinna vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can drive from Tampere to Savonlinna in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, take in the exciting artwork at ARTag Gallery, then explore the world behind art at Galerie Anhava, and finally view the masterpieces at Galerie Forsblom.

To see photos and more tourist information, use the Helsinki online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Helsinki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In May in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Hakaniemi Market ©
Hakaniemi Market
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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