9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland tour planner

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Turku
— 1 night
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Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly to Helsinki, Train to Savonlinna
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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Turku

— 1 night
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 21st (Wed): hike along Bike Rental - by Carfield, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Turku travel route planner.

Newark, USA to Turku is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Newark in July: high temperatures in Turku hover around 70°F and lows are around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to fly to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 21:

Mariehamn, Aland Island

— 2 nights
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle and then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Museumship Pommern.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Mariehamn online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Mariehamn can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. On the 23rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 21 — 23:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Savonlinna road trip planning tool.

Do a combination of flight and train from Mariehamn to Savonlinna in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. In July, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 24:

Helsinki

— 4 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sapokka Water Garden and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Porvoo Old Town in Porvoo (about 50 minutes away). The adventure continues: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

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You can fly from Savonlinna to Helsinki in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in July, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."