15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
2
Mariehamn
— 1 night
3
Turku
— 4 nights
4
Tampere
— 4 nights

5
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 Mannerheim Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at The National Museum of Finland and Sinebrychoff Art Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Ahola (in Jarvenpaa), Kotka (Sapokka Water Garden, Maritime Centre Vellamo, &more) and Porvoo (Castle Hill & Cathedral of Porvoo). And it doesn't end there: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), admire the masterpieces at Design Museum, steep yourself in history at The Aalto House, and admire the striking features of Johannes Church.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary planning app.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Helsinki. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Kotka, Vantaa, Porvoo, Ahola, EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art
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Johannes Church ©
Johannes Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

1
night
Mariehamn

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 9th (Thu), explore the engaging exhibits at The Cultural History Museum of Aland, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, then examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, and finally examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle.

To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Mariehamn trip planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Mariehamn in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or ride a ferry. July in Mariehamn sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Kastelholm Castle
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Rauma and Burial Site of Sammallahdenmaki. Get out of town with these interesting Turku side-trips: The Old Town Hall Museum (in Rauma), Koylio Church (in Koylio) and Suomen Hevosurheilumuseo (in Ypaja). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, learn more about the world around you at Turku Biological Museum, and examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Turku route planner.

Getting from Mariehamn to Turku by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Rauma, Koylio Church, Naantali Old Town, Suomen Hevosurheilumuseo
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Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
You'll explore and learn at Vapriikin Museokeskus and Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Lenin Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Tampere side-trips: Hame Castle (in Hameenlinna), Pori (Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), Yyteri Beach, &more) and Villa Mairea (in Noormarkku). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and make a trip to Nasinneula Tower.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere road trip website.

Getting from Turku to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Pori, Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum, Hame Castle, Villa Mairea
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Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Villa Mairea ©
Villa Mairea

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