13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Dallas
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h
2
Aland Island
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Rauma
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Dallas

4
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.
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Fortress of Suomenlinna are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Head to Market Square Kauppatori and K-market Hakaniemifor some retail therapy. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukion Church, buy something for everyone on your list at Kamppi Shopping Centre, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma (Nykytaiteen Museo).

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner.

Dallas, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Dallas to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Dallas in July; daily highs in Helsinki reach 72°F and lows reach 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Aland Island.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Beaches
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Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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Aland Island

Aland Island ©
There are many things that distinguish the autonomous Aland Islands from the rest of Finland, including the fact that they have their own parliament, issue their own stamps, and speak Swedish as the official language.
On the 20th (Fri), examine the collection at Museumship Pommern and then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, step off the mainland to explore Kobba Klintar, and then explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Aland Island sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Aland Island takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Aland Island are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Aland Island

Museums Parks Nature
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kurjenrahka National Park and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Popular historic sites such as Turku Castle and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova are in your itinerary. Step out of Turku to go to Askainen and see Louhisaari Manor, which is approximately 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmäki Handicrafts Museum, enjoy the sea views from Uto, and get a new perspective on nature at Biological Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Turku itinerary planner.

Fly from Aland Island to Turku in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Turku are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Louhisaari Manor, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. On the 25th (Wed), appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, then brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, and then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach. On the next day, look for gifts at Ruokapuoti Lumo, pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, then see the interesting displays at Automobile Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Uusikaupunki Old Church, and finally examine the collection at Bonk Keskus Ky.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Rauma travel itinerary creator.

You can drive from Turku to Rauma in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. July in Rauma sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rauma

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Uusikaupunki, Yyteri Beach
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Bonk Museum ©
Bonk Museum