9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Valletta, Island of Malta
Fly + Drive:  11​h 15​min
1
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Rauma
— 1 night
4
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
6
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Valletta, Island of Malta

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): visit a coastal fixture at Archipelago National Park. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Soderlangvik and then identify plant and animal life at Oro.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kimito Island visit website .

Valletta, Malta to Kimito Island is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Valletta in August, things will get cooler in Kimito Island: highs are around 24°C and lows about 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) 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
Soderlangvik ©
Soderlangvik

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): gain insight at Turku Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Ett Hem Museum, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally explore the galleries of Turku Castle.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Turku trip itinerary planning site .

Drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rauma.

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
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): learn about all things military at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, get engrossed in the history at The Old Town Hall Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, then enjoy the sea views from Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Rauma online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Turku to Rauma in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Rauma

Historic Sites Museums
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 2nd (Mon), see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, contemplate the long history of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, then see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, and finally take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Mariehamn itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Rauma to Mariehamn takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) 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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna route planner .

Getting from Mariehamn to Savonlinna by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. In September, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can 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
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

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 4th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Thu): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner .

Drive from Savonlinna to Helsinki in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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