15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + Drive:  27​h
1
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Rauma
— 1 night
4
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 15​min
6
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
7
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 22nd (Thu), paddle through the water with Archipelago National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Soderlangvik and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Oro.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kimito Island trip itinerary builder .

Melbourne, Australia to Kimito Island is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -8 hour difference. In August, Kimito Island is a bit warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Soderlangvik ©
Soderlangvik
Oro ©
Oro

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 24th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Ett Hem Museum, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and finally explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. On your second day here, browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, and then step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island.

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You can drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

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

1
night
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): learn about all things military at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, take an in-depth tour of The Old Town Hall Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, then visit a coastal fixture at Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Rauma travel route planner .

Drive from Turku to Rauma in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

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

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 27th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter, then see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, and finally explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Rauma to Mariehamn takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough 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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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): witness the site of a historic battle at Salpa Line, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally make a trip to Pikkukirkko. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolovesi National Park.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Savonlinna holiday maker .

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. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, and then explore the striking landscape at Kiutakongas Rapids. On your second day here, head outdoors with Karhunkierros and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kuusamo travel route planner.

Drive from Savonlinna to Kuusamo in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Kuusamo are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©

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.
Let the collections at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria capture your imagination. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cathedral of Porvoo and Alvar Aalto's studio. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Hiidenkirnut (in Askola). It doesn't end there: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo) and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from Kuusamo to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Kuusamo in August, expect nights in Helsinki to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Cathedral of Porvoo, Hiidenkirnut, Nuuksio National Park
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park

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