15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Bologna
Fly:  11​h 45​min
Rauma
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Kimito Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly + bus + train:  7​h 45​min
Bologna

1
day
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, then examine the collection at Marela Museum House, then get engrossed in the history at The Old Town Hall Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Rauma trip planner .

Bologna, Italy to Rauma is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bologna to Rauma due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bologna in September, expect Rauma to be slightly colder, temps between 17°C and 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kimito Island.

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#Museums, #Historic Sites
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The Old Town Hall Museum ©
The Old Town Hall Museum
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

2
days
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): visit a coastal fixture at Archipelago National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Soderlangvik and then identify plant and animal life at Oro.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kimito Island tour planner.

Traveling by car from Rauma to Kimito Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Historic Sites
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro
Soderlangvik ©
Soderlangvik

3
days
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Turku Castle and Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Turku Cathedral and Teijo national park. Go for a jaunt from Turku to Poytya to see Kurjenrahka National Park about 54 minutes away. There's more to do: explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku travel planning tool .

You can drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

#Nature, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Teijo national park, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

1
day
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 8th (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, then stroll through Kobba Klintar, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Mariehamn online trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In September in Mariehamn, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mariehamn

#Museums, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum

few
hours
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
To see maps and other tourist information, read our Savonlinna trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Mariehamn to Savonlinna in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle

2
days
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): examine the collection at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre and then take in breathtaking views at Kiutakongas Rapids. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Riisitunturi National Park.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kuusamo trip itinerary maker tool .

You can fly from Savonlinna to Kuusamo in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. When traveling from Savonlinna in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Kuusamo: temperatures range from 13°C by day to 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kuusamo

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, Riisitunturi National Park
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park

3
days
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.
Popular historic sites such as Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Rock Church are in your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Kansallisgalleria and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Step out of Helsinki to go to Porvoo and see Cathedral of Porvoo, which is approximately 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Design Museum, and get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Finland.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip builder app .

You can fly from Kuusamo to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Kuusamo in September, expect nights in Helsinki to be about the same, around 8°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trip

Cathedral of Porvoo
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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