15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Portsmouth
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  17​h 30​min
1
Rauma
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Tampere
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
6
Helsinki
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  14​h 30​min
End: Portsmouth

1
day
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, then see the interesting displays at Marela Museum House, then get engrossed in the history at The Old Town Hall Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Rauma day trip planning site .

Portsmouth, USA to Rauma is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Portsmouth to Rauma. Traveling from Portsmouth in July, expect Rauma to be slightly colder, temps between 69°F and 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Rauma

Museums Historic Sites
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Marela Museum House ©
Marela Museum House

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Ett Hem Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, and finally explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle. On your second day here, wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Turku holiday builder tool .

Traveling by car from Rauma to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Turku are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, then stroll through Lilla holmen, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Mariehamn road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in July, and nighttime lows around 53°F. On the 1st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, Kastelholm Castle
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Savonlinna online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Savonlinna takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. In August in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Tampere.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

5
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Tampere Cathedral. Do some cultural sightseeing at Vapriikin Museokeskus and Forssa Museum. Explore Tampere's surroundings by going to Serlachius Museum Gosta (in Mantta-Vilppula), Kallenaution Kievari (in Juupajoki) and Church of Keuruu (in Keuruu). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, see the interesting displays at Moomin Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Aleksanterin Kirkko.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Tampere day trip tool .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Tampere in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Tampere are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art, Church of Keuruu, Forssa Museum, Holy Cross Church, Kallenaution Kievari
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Porvoo Old Town. Get some cultural insight at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Kansallisgalleria. Step out of Helsinki to go to Porvoo and see Cathedral of Porvoo, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, pause for some photo ops at Sibelius Monument, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Finland.

Plan trip to Helsinki with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by train from Tampere to Helsinki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in August, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Porvoo
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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