15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly + train:  6​h 15​min
1
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Rauma
— 2 nights
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
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 15​min
7
Inari
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  4​h
8
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Berlin

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 27th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Tampere trip itinerary maker website .

Berlin, Germany to Tampere is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

2
nights
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, then make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma. Keep things going the next day: head off the coast to Isokari Lighthouse.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Rauma trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Tampere to Rauma in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Rauma

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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 1st (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Ett Hem Museum, then make a trip to Archangel Michael's church, and finally head off the coast to Vepsa Island.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Turku tour app .

Traveling by car from Rauma to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
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 3rd (Sat): see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, then take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter, then see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, and finally step into the grandiose world of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Mariehamn road trip planning site .

You can fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to 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

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 4th (Sun), examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, and finally pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna trip planner .

You can fly from Mariehamn to Savonlinna in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. August in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, explore the stunning scenery at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pieni Karhunkierros Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Karhunkierros and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kuusamo vacation tool .

Getting from Savonlinna to Kuusamo by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Kuusamo can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros
Safaris

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
On the 7th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, see the interesting displays at Siida, and then surround yourself with nature on Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable tour with Lemmenjoki National Park.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Inari tour itinerary tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Kuusamo to Inari takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Tours Trails

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Siida ©
Siida

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Cathedral of Porvoo, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, then explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Helsinki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, Helsinki is a bit warmer than Inari - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Cathedral of Porvoo
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

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