11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel route planner

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Make it your trip
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Turku
— 1 day
Drive
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly
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Inari
— 2 nights
Fly to Helsinki, Train 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
— 2 nights
Fly

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Turku

— 1 day
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 15th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Turku trip itinerary planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Turku. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites
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Helsinki

— 4 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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo) will appeal to museum buffs. Head to Hakaniemi Market and CraftCornerfor some retail therapy. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Kallio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki road trip planning website.

Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 15 — 19:

Inari

— 2 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 20th (Fri), examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and then get interesting insight from Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Juutua Nature Trail and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Inari online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Inari takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Helsinki in August, things will get slightly colder in Inari: highs are around 19°C and lows about 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 21:

Tampere

— 1 night

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 22nd (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Stone Castle of Pirunvuori, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church, then admire the masterpieces at Maltinranta Artcenter, and finally see the interesting displays at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Tampere trip itinerary site.

Getting from Inari to Tampere by combination of flight and train takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Inari in August, expect nights in Tampere to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Tampere

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Rauma

— 1 night
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. On the 23rd (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, and then visit a coastal fixture at Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Rauma trip maker tool.

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 August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can fly to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Rauma

Historic Sites
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Mariehamn, Aland Island

— 2 nights
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 24th (Tue), walk around Lilla holmen, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, then steep yourself in history at Salis Batteri, then examine the collection at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, and finally identify plant and animal life at Karingsunds Viltsafari. On the next day, take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter, then see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, then examine the collection at Kastelholm - Open-air Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Mariehamn trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Rauma to Mariehamn takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August in Mariehamn, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 23 — 25:

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."