Aalto in Finland
Example Itinerary – traveling with public transport or self-drive, 7-8 days
We will take care of the travel planning and reservations according to your wishes. This example itinerary can be tailored to your needs, budget, and group size, from 1 to many more. Sightseeing, escorted tours, package tours, only accommodation, and tours – Let us know your wishes.
DAY 1 – Arrival in Finland
Airport transfer to your hotel.
Accommodation in Helsinki, 2 nights, breakfast included.
DAY 2 – Helsinki
Helsinki sightseeing and Architecture by public transport
OR by hired car
Visit Aalto house and studio
DAY 3 – Säynätsalo
Train to Jyväskylä. approx. 3 hours, transfer to Säynätsalo, 30-45 minutes by public transport/taxi
OR self-drive distance 280 km, driving time 3.5 hours
Overnight at Säynätsalo, 1 night. Säynätsalo Town Hall
Boat trip to Muuratsalo Experimental House with a guided tour. Trip duration 2 hours.
DAY 4 – Jyväskylä – Noormarkku
Transfer to Jyväskylä, 30-45 minutes by public transport/taxi.
Aalto Sightseeing walking tour in Jyväskylä, 2 h.
Train to Pori, approx. 3.5 h. Transfer to Noormarkku Works.
OR self-drive to Noormarkku, (distance 260 km, driving time 3.5 hours)
Check-in at the Guest House Vainiola, designed by Alvar Aalto.
Accommodation for 2 nights.
Accommodation includes breakfast and a three-course dinner on both nights.
DAY 5 – Noormarkku
Guided tour of Villa Mairea, the building Alvar Aalto designed as the home of his friends Maire and Harry Gullichsen, 1 h.
Optional tour of the Noormarkku Works area and the Voyage exhibition.
DAY 6 – Turku and Paimio
Transfer to Pori. Express bus from Pori to Turku. approx. 2 h.
OR Drive to Turku (distance 90 km, time 1.5 hours)
Overnight at Solo Sokos Seurahuone, designed by architect Erik Bryggman.
Transfer to Paimio Sanatorium and tour at the Sanatorium. 1.5 h.
Transfer back to Turku OR self-drive
DAY 7 – Turku
Alvar Aalto walking tour in Turku, 1,5 h
Travel to Helsinki by train, approx. 2 hours
OR Self-drive to Helsinki. (distance 145 km, time 1 hour 40 min)
DAY 8 – Departure from Helsinki
Airport transfer. Tour ends.
Let us tailor your Aalto tour in Finland; many options are available.