14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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14 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h 30​min
2
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
3
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 45​min
5
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Rauma
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Milan

2
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.
Get some historical perspective at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Room Escape Games and Aurinkolahti Beach. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, take a stroll through Katajanokka, and contemplate the long history of Urho Kekkonen Museum Tamminiemi.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki road trip planning tool .

Milan, Italy to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. In July, Helsinki is little chillier than Milan - with highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C. On the 24th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): explore the stunning scenery at Kiutakongas Rapids, look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at The Predator Center in Kuusamo, then explore the stunning scenery at Julma Olkky, and then examine the collection at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kuusamo day trip planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Kuusamo in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Helsinki in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Kuusamo: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Julma Olkky ©
Julma Olkky

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Savonlinna route builder website .

Getting from Kuusamo to Savonlinna by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 28th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, then see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, and finally take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kobba Klintar, and then try to win big at PAF Casino.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Mariehamn trip planner.

You can 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, daily temperatures in Mariehamn can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trips

Kastelholm Castle, Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
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.
On the 30th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then explore the galleries of Turku Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church. Here are some ideas for day two: get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Joella, then admire the masterpieces at Waino Aaltonen Museum of Art, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and finally stroll through Vepsa Island.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Turku online trip builder .

You can fly from Mariehamn to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

2
nights
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, take an in-depth tour of The Old Town Hall Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach. On your second day here, head off the coast to Isokari Lighthouse.

Planning Rauma trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Getting from Turku to Rauma by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Rauma can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rauma

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Isokari Lighthouse, Yyteri Beach
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Isokari Lighthouse ©
Isokari Lighthouse

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