11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Palma de Mallorca, Majorca
Fly + train:  8​h
1
Tampere
— 2 nights
2
Rauma
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Hanko
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Vantaa
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Palma de Mallorca, Majorca

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): look and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Nasinneula Tower, and then let little ones run wild at Duck Park (Sorsapuisto).

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Tampere trip itinerary planner.

Palma de Mallorca, Spain to Tampere is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August, Tampere is a bit cooler than Palma de Mallorca - with highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Rauma.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

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Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): head outdoors with Kuuskajaskari, get engrossed in the history at The Old Town Hall Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Rauma Art Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, and finally stroll the grounds of Burial Site of Sammallahdenmaki. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Tue): kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, then stroll through Yyteri Beach, and then pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Rauma trip builder tool .

You can drive from Tampere to Rauma in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Rauma can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Rauma

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Pori
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Kuuskajaskari ©
Kuuskajaskari
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

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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 21st (Wed): explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Abo Akademi, and then brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Turku online day trip planner .

You can drive from Rauma to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Hanko.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Kurjenrahka National Park
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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nights
Hanko

Hanko ©
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): kick back and relax at Bellevue Beach, then hike along Tulliniemi Nature Path, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Hanko Water Tower. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Hanko Museum and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Teijo National Park.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Hanko itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Turku to Hanko takes 2 hours. In August in Hanko, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Vantaa.

Things to do in Hanko

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Teijo National Park
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Tulliniemi Nature Path ©
Tulliniemi Nature Path
Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach

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Vantaa

Vantaa ©
Though technically its own city, Vantaa is considered by many to be a Helsinki suburb, and it is where most visitors land when they fly to Finland.
On the 25th (Sun), engage your brain at Heureka, then take an in-depth tour of Finnish Aviation Museum, then don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Porvoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Vantaa holiday planner.

Drive from Hanko to Vantaa in 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vantaa

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Porvoo, Nuuksio National Park
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Heureka ©
Heureka
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town

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