14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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14 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Sault Ste. Marie
Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h
2
Aland Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Rauma
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Tampere
— 2 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Sault Ste. Marie

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 The Esplanadi Park. Your inner history buff will appreciate Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) and Helsinki Cathedral. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, get a new perspective on nature at Finnish Museum of Natural History, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma (Nykytaiteen Museo), and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip generator.

Sault Ste. Marie, Canada to Helsinki is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Sault Ste. Marie to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Aland Island.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Adventure
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

3
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Kastelholms Slott, step into the grandiose world of Kastelholm, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally examine the collection at Museumship Pommern. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Bomarsund, see the interesting displays at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, and then head off the coast to Kobba Klintar.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Aland Island online itinerary creator.

You can fly from Helsinki to Aland Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Aland Island can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Aland Island

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

2
nights
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 22nd (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then examine the collection at Luostarinmäki Handicrafts Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then browse the exhibits of Forum Marinum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Turku holiday planner.

You can fly from Aland Island to Turku in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and ferry. July in Turku sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Beaches
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Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre ©
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre

1
night
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, then take an in-depth tour of Rauman museo, Vanha Raatihuone, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Central Pori Church, then see the interesting displays at Automobile Museum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Uusikaupunki Old Church.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Rauma itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Turku to Rauma takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Rauma can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Rauma

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Pori, Uusikaupunki
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Automobile Museum
Automobile Museum

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nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Old Church, examine the collection at Lenin Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Tampere online itinerary creator.

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, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Childrens Museums Theme Parks
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park