12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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1
Turku
— 1 night
2
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
3
Rauma
— 1 night
4
Tampere
— 3 nights
5
Savonlinna
— 1 night
6
Helsinki
— 3 nights

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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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and finally stop by Naantali Old Town. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then admire the landmark architecture of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Turku trip itinerary builder.

Toronto, Canada to Turku is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 7 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Toronto in July, with highs in Turku at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre ©
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre

1
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Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, then examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, and finally take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Mariehamn day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Rauma.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

1
night
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): learn about all things military at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, visit a coastal fixture at Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, then stop by Ruokapuoti Lumo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Rauma trip builder website.

You can fly from Mariehamn to Rauma in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Rauma

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross
Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum ©
Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum

3
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Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Vapriikin Museokeskus and Laukko Manor are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Let the collections at Visavuori and Hiekka Art Museum capture your imagination. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church, and view the masterpieces at Galleria Ronga.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rauma to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Tampere, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Laukko Manor ©
Laukko Manor

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna tour planner.

Getting from Tampere to Savonlinna by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

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Helsinki

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.
Let the collections at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Kansallisgalleria capture your imagination. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Temppeliaukio Church and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Esplanadi Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki driving holiday planner.

Getting from Savonlinna to Helsinki by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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