13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Rauma
— 2 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Los Angeles

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Helsinki

— 3 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The National Museum of Finland are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo & Porvoo Old Town). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), examine the collection at Mannerheim Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

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Los Angeles, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Helsinki is 10 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in August: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 69°F and lows are around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 14 — 18:

Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, see the interesting displays at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Ronga. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Sara Hilden Art Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Nasinneula Tower, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

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Drive from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Tampere, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 20:

Turku

— 2 nights
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 (Sat): examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, and finally wander the streets of Naantali Old Town. On your second day here, learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, explore the galleries of Turku Castle, and then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

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Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in August, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can fly to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 20 — 22:

Mariehamn, Aland Island

— 2 nights
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): explore the engaging exhibits at The Cultural History Museum of Aland, steep yourself in history at Bomarsund, then examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at Kastelholm - Open-air Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Lilla holmen, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, then try your luck at PAF Casino, and finally steep yourself in history at Salis Batteri.

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Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in August, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to fly to Rauma.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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Rauma

— 2 nights
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. On the 25th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko). On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the different monuments and memorials at Burial Site of Sammallahdenmaki, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, then steep yourself in history at The Ruins of the Church of the Holy Trinity, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross.

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You can fly from Mariehamn to Rauma in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, daytime highs in Rauma are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rauma

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 24 — 26:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."