8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Rome
Fly:  11​h
1
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Turku
— 1 night
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
4
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
5
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Rome

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 4th (Sun), enjoy the sea views from Archipelago National Park. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Oro.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kimito Island trip site .

Rome, Italy to Kimito Island is an approximately 11-hour flight. Traveling from Rome to Kimito Island, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Rome in August, plan for colder days in Kimito Island, with highs around 24°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then explore the galleries of Turku Castle.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Turku online holiday builder .

You can drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, then head off the coast to Kobba Klintar, then explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, and finally make a trip to The Maritime Quarter.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Mariehamn trip app .

You can fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In August, daytime highs in Mariehamn are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Kobba Klintar ©
Kobba Klintar

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 8th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna online trip planner .

You can fly from Mariehamn to Savonlinna in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kerimaki Church
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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Okra, then get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and then learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo).

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You can drive from Savonlinna to Helsinki in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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

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