11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Rauma
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Rauma
— 1 day
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Fly
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Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly
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Savonlinna
— 1 day
Drive
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Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly

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Rauma

Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. On the 7th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, enjoy the sea views from Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, then get engrossed in the history at The Old Town Hall Museum, then examine the collection at Marela Museum House, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Rauma road trip website.

Athens, Greece to Rauma is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Athens in August, expect Rauma to be much colder, temps between 22°C and 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Rauma

Historic Sites · Museums
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2
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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.
On the 8th (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, admire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, then browse the collection at Turku City Library, and finally kick back and relax at Vepsa Island.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku planner.

Traveling by car from Rauma to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 9:

1
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Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, then take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter, and finally examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle.

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Getting from Turku to Mariehamn by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In August, daytime highs in Mariehamn are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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1
day
Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, make a trip to Riihisaari, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna sightseeing planner.

Fly from Mariehamn to Savonlinna in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 10 — 11:

2
nights
Lappeenranta

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
On the 12th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Wolkoff House Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Joutsenon kirkko, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nuijamaa Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lappeenrannan kirkko, then admire the striking features of Lappeen Marian kirkko, and finally explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Taipalsaaren kirkko, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savitaipale Church, and then see the interesting displays at Salpa Line Museum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Lappeenranta online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta by car takes about 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Lappeenranta are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 11 — 13:

3
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, and examine the collection at Design Museum.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Helsinki visit planner.

Getting from Lappeenranta to Helsinki by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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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."