11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Rauma
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Rauma
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 1 night
Drive
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Pori
— 1 night
Drive
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly

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Rauma

— 1 night
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): examine the collection at Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, stop by Ruokapuoti Lumo, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, and finally enjoy the sea views from Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rauma travel planning tool.

Memmingen, Germany to Rauma is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Memmingen in March: high temperatures in Rauma hover around 3°C and lows are around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Rauma

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 17:

Turku

— 1 night
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 18th (Thu): hike along Bike Rental - by Carfield, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then stroll around Kupittaa Park, then have fun at Adventure Park, and finally see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Turku trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Rauma to Turku in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. March in Turku sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours
Find places to stay Mar 17 — 18:

Pori

— 1 night
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, and finally stroll through Herrainpaivat Beach.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Pori trip planner.

Getting from Turku to Pori by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 18 — 19:

Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, look for gifts at Tea Shop Veistrom, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally go for a walk through Finlayson Area. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Tampere City Library, Metso, look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then walk around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and finally contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Pori to Tampere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March in Tampere, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 19 — 21:

Helsinki

— 5 nights

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, make a trip to Senate Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki day trip site.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in March, and nighttime lows around -5°C. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 21 — 26:

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."