8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Madison
Fly + Drive:  18​h 15​min
1
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
+2
Fly + bus + train:  3​h 45​min
4
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  14​h 30​min
End: Madison

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Oro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): enjoy the sea views from Archipelago National Park.

Plan trip to Kimito Island with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Madison, USA to Kimito Island is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Madison to Kimito Island is 8 hours. In June, Kimito Island is little chillier than Madison - with highs of 65°F and lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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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.
On the 4th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Ett Hem Museum, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku travel route planning site .

You can drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Turku, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
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. On the 5th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, step into the grandiose world of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, then examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, and finally contemplate the long history of The Maritime Quarter.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Mariehamn route maker website .

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. 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 Tampere.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, and finally identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere itinerary planner.

Getting from Mariehamn to Tampere by combination of flight and train takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in June, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Wildlife
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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 7th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then see the interesting displays at Mannerheim Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then view the masterpieces at Okra, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at The Esplanadi Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki holiday builder app .

You can take a train from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Helsinki are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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