8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Playa del Carmen
Bus + Fly:  18 h 15 min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
2
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 15 min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Pori
— 1 day
Fly + Drive:  25 h
End: Playa del Carmen

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.
On the 30th (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral. On the 31st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, and then explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki day trip planning tool.

Playa del Carmen, Mexico to Helsinki is an approximately 18- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Playa del Carmen to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In August, Helsinki is slightly colder than Playa del Carmen - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Mariehamn sightseeing planning site.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Mariehamn takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. In September, daily temperatures in Mariehamn can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Fun & Games
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Room Escape Games

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 2nd (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Vepsa Island, make a trip to Archangel Michael's church, and then take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku trip itinerary maker site.

Fly from Mariehamn to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

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

1
day
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach and then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Pori trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Pori are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach

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