10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Rauma
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 45​min
4
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Chicago

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 12th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip itinerary website .

Chicago, USA to Tampere is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Tampere is 8 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Chicago in July, with highs in Tampere at 70°F and lows at 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Rauma.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

1
night
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, take an in-depth tour of The Old Town Hall Museum, then get to know the fascinating history 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 maps and more tourist information, refer to the Rauma driving holiday site .

Traveling by car from Tampere to Rauma takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Rauma are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to 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. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, then see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, and finally take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Mariehamn road trip 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 July in Mariehamn, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 53°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kastelholm Castle, Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
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 16th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, get a tailor-made plan with Ett Hem Museum, then examine the collection at Sibeliusmuseum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and finally browse the exhibits of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. On the next day, let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then explore the galleries of Turku Castle, and finally learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Turku online vacation maker .

Getting from Mariehamn to Turku by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

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

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 18th (Thu), get a dose of the wild on Archipelago National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Soderlangvik and then look for all kinds of wild species at Oro.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kimito Island tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Turku to Kimito Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Kimito Island sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro
Soderlangvik Manor ©
Soderlangvik Manor

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, steep yourself in history at Mannerheim Museum, then learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), and finally take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Helsinki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

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