8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Detroit
Fly:  17 h 15 min
1
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h 45 min
2
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Hamina
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  14 h 30 min
End: Detroit

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 10th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, thentake an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Vepsa Island, thenrelax and rejuvenate at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Turku online attractions planner.

Detroit, USA to Turku is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. In May, Turku is a bit cooler than Detroit - with highs of 59°F and lows of 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Beaches Parks
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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. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, thenmake a trip to The Maritime Quarter, thenexamine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, and finally step into the grandiose world of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Mariehamn trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In May, daytime highs in Mariehamn are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

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
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, thenexamine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, thenexplore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko.

Before you visit Savonlinna, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Mariehamn to Savonlinna in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hamina.

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
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

1
night
Hamina

Hamina ©
Hamina is a town and a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, see the interesting displays at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, steep yourself in history at Hamina Town Hall, thenlearn about all things military at Bunker Museum, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Marian Kirkko.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Hamina road trip planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Hamina in 3.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Hamina are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Hamina

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kotka, Bunker Museum
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Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church
Bunker Museum
Bunker 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 15th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria. Here are some ideas for day two: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), thentake a stroll through Katajanokka, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

Take the guesswork out of planning a Helsinki vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Hamina to Helsinki in 2 hours. In May in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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