10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Tampere
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Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
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Rauma
— 1 night
Fly
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Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly

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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere online itinerary builder.

Chicago, USA to Tampere is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Tampere is 8 hours. Traveling from Chicago in July, things will get slightly colder in Tampere: highs are around 70°F and lows about 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rauma.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 13:

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Rauma

Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): learn about all things military at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, get engrossed in the history at The Old Town Hall Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, then visit a coastal fixture at Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Rauma journey planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Rauma takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Rauma can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Rauma

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 14:

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Mariehamn, Aland Island

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, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, then examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, and finally contemplate the long history of The Maritime Quarter.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Mariehamn route planning website.

You can fly from Rauma to Mariehamn in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Mariehamn can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 14 — 15:

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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 16th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, then listen to music at Sibeliusmuseum, then admire the landmark architecture of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and finally take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Turku trip itinerary website.

Getting from Mariehamn to Turku by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In July in Turku, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 17:

2
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Kimito Island

Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Archipelago National Park. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Soderlangvik Gard and then look for all kinds of wild species at Oro.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kimito Island holiday planner.

You can drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Kimito Island, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 19:

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Helsinki

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, then contemplate the long history of Mannerheim Museum, then learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), and finally get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Helsinki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 20:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."