12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Inari
— 1 night
3
Ranua
— 1 night
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
5
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
6
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
7
Turku
— 1 night
8
Rauma
— 1 night
9
Tampere
— 2 nights

2
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Mannerheim Museum. Get some cultural insight at Kansallisgalleria and Kallio Church. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Porvoo (Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, Porvoo Old Town, &more). Next up on the itinerary: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), walk around Kaivopuisto, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, and get a taste of the local shopping with Hakaniemi Market.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip website.

Florence, Italy to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Florence to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In August, Helsinki is little chillier than Florence - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Porvoo
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Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 18th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Visit Inari Safaris & Accommodation, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

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Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Inari takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Helsinki in August, with highs in Inari at 19°C and lows at 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Ranua.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Visit Inari Safaris & Accommodation ©
Visit Inari Safaris & Accommodation
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

1
night
Ranua

Ranua ©
Ranua is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Lapland. Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): get to know the resident critters at Ranua Zoo.

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You can drive from Inari to Ranua in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Ranua

Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife · Parks
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paaskylahden kirkko, examine the collection at S/S Salama, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, and finally appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Savonlinna trip planner.

Getting from Ranua to Savonlinna by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Johanna Oras Art Gallery
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Paaskylahden kirkko ©
Paaskylahden kirkko

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night
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
On the 21st (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Ristikankaan kappeli, see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, make a trip to Sandcastle Lappeenranta, then contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, then see human ingenuity at work at Imatrankoski, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Lappeenranta day trip planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Lappeenranta, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Imatra
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Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta

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night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 22nd (Sat), take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter, take an in-depth tour of The Cultural History Museum of Aland, examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, then try your luck at PAF Casino, and finally see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Mariehamn trip planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Lappeenranta to Mariehamn in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Casinos · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Kastelholm Castle
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

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night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 23rd (Sun), buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Turku trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre ©
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre

1
night
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): stroll the grounds of Burial Site of Sammallahdenmaki, visit a coastal fixture at Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, contemplate the long history of The Ruins of the Church of the Holy Trinity, then explore the world behind art at Rauma Art Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Rauma online itinerary builder.

Getting from Turku to Rauma by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. August in Rauma sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Rauma

Historic Sites · Museums
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross
Rauma Art Museum ©
Rauma Art Museum

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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 25th (Tue): enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, explore the historical opulence of Stone Castle of Pirunvuori, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Nasinneula Tower. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, identify plant and animal life at Rapola Ridge, pause for some serene contemplation at Palkaneen Kirkko, then look for all kinds of wild species at Pohtiolampi, and finally see the interesting displays at Spy Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere journey tool.

You can drive from Rauma to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Tampere, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Palkaneen Kirkko, Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, Rapola Ridge, Stone Castle of Pirunvuori
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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