14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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14 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 day
Fly:  2​h 15​min
4
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Rauma
— 1 night
6
Tampere
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Paris

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Rock Church. Museum-lovers will appreciate Fortress of Suomenlinna and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, get your game on at Flytour XD Helsinki, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Finland.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki route planner .

Paris, France to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of train, bus, and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Paris in July, expect Helsinki to be slightly colder, temps between 25°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Savonlinna vacation tool .

You can drive from Helsinki to Savonlinna in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

1
day
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 22nd (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter, then stroll through Lilla holmen, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally examine the collection at Museumship Pommern.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Mariehamn day trip app .

Fly from Savonlinna to Mariehamn in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. In July in Mariehamn, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Turku Castle and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Turku Cathedral and St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel. Step out of Turku with an excursion to Louhisaari Manor in Askainen--about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, hike along The Archipelago Trail, pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, and take in nature's colorful creations at Kultaranta Garden.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Turku trip app .

Fly from Mariehamn to Turku in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Kultaranta Garden, Louhisaari Manor
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Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

1
night
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, learn about all things military at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, see the interesting displays at Marela Museum House, then take an in-depth tour of The Old Town Hall Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Rauma sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Turku to Rauma takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Rauma

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

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Church of Keuruu and Jokioinen Museum Railway. Get a sense of the local culture at Tampere Cathedral and Forssa Museum. Step out of Tampere with an excursion to Serlachius Museum Gosta in Mantta-Vilppula--about 1h 15 min away. see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Ortodoxa San Alexander Nevski y San Nicolas, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vanha Kirkko.

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Tampere road trip site .

You can drive from Rauma to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. July in Tampere sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Forssa Museum, Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art, Jokioinen Museum Railway, Church of Keuruu
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Jokioinen Museum Railway ©
Jokioinen Museum Railway

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