15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly + train:  7​h 30​min
1
Tampere
— 2 nights
2
Rauma
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
4
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  5​h 45​min
7
Inari
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Paris

2
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 16th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Vanha Kirkko. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): look and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Tampere trip itinerary builder website .

Paris, France to Tampere is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of train, bus, and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, Tampere is a bit cooler than Paris - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Moomin Museum ©
Moomin Museum

1
night
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, enjoy the sea views from Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, then take an in-depth tour of The Old Town Hall Museum, then see the interesting displays at Marela Museum House, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Rauma tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Tampere to Rauma takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Rauma are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Rauma

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

2
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 20th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, then make a trip to Archangel Michael's church, and finally step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Louhisaari Manor, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kultaranta Garden, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Turku online route planner .

Traveling by car from Rauma to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

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

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): steep yourself in history at Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Mariehamn trip planning site .

Getting from Turku to Mariehamn by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites

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
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, make a trip to Riihisaari, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Savonlinna road trip site .

Getting from Mariehamn to Savonlinna by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

2
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
On the 24th (Tue), examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lappeenrannan kirkko, and then see the interesting displays at Salpa Line Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Lappeen Marian kirkko, examine the collection at Wolkoff House Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Taipalsaaren kirkko, and finally don't miss a visit to Sandcastle Lappeenranta.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Lappeenranta online tour planner .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Lappeenranta are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Taipalsaaren kirkko, Salpa Line Museum, Imatra Waterfall
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Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta
Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum

1
day
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, examine the collection at Siida, and then take in the pleasant sights at Otsamo Fell.

To find out how to plan a trip to Inari, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Lappeenranta to Inari by combination of train, flight, and shuttle takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Lappeenranta in July, things will get slightly colder in Inari: highs are around 20°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

4
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Mannerheim Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kansallisgalleria and Stromforsin ruukki. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Porvoo to see Cathedral of Porvoo about 48 minutes away. Pack the 30th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, stroll through Sibelius Monument, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Finland, and hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Inari in July; daily highs in Helsinki reach 25°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Stromforsin ruukki, Cathedral of Porvoo
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Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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