13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel route maker

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Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
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Rauma
— 2 nights
Fly
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Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly
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Turku
— 2 nights
Fly
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly

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Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and finally stroll through Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Tampere day trip planner.

Mumbai, India to Tampere is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Tampere is minus 3.5 hours. When traveling from Mumbai in August, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Tampere: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Rauma.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife
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Rauma

— 2 nights
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): examine the collection at Bonk Museum, visit a coastal fixture at Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross.

To find maps and other tourist information, go to the Rauma route maker tool.

Getting from Tampere to Rauma by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Rauma are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Rauma

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 13 — 15:

Mariehamn, Aland Island

— 1 night
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 16th (Mon), walk around Lilla holmen, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, then examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, then take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter, and finally see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Mariehamn itinerary planner.

Getting from Rauma to Mariehamn by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August in Mariehamn, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can fly to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 15 — 16:

Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 17th (Tue), take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, then learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Kuusisto Manor, then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally gain insight at Turku Cathedral.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Turku online vacation planner.

Getting from Mariehamn to Turku by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can fly to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 16 — 18:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): get a taste of the local shopping with Johanna Oras Art Gallery, see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, steep yourself in history at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Savonlinna trip website.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Savonlinna takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

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Helsinki

— 5 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Helsinki Cathedral and Cathedral of Porvoo. Venture out of the city with trips to Porvoo (Castle Hill & Porvoo Old Town). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Mannerheim Museum, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki route maker app.

Getting from Savonlinna to Helsinki by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 19 — 24:

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."