15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
3
Rauma
— 1 night
4
Turku
— 2 nights
5
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
6
Savonlinna
— 1 night
7
Kuusamo
— 1 night

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Museum-lovers will get to explore Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

To find reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki sightseeing planning site.

North Bay, Canada to Helsinki is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from North Bay to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 8th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, thensee the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally see the interesting displays at Emil Aaltosen Museo. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Tampere road trip planning app.

You can drive from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. July in Tampere sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Rauma.

Things to do in Tampere

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

1
night
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. On the 10th (Fri), learn about all things military at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, get engrossed in the history at The Old Town Hall Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, thenvisit a coastal fixture at Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross.

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Traveling by car from Tampere to Rauma takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough 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
Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum ©
Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum

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 11th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, enjoy the music at Sibeliusmuseum, thenadmire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and finally take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, thenexplore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally get engrossed in the history at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Turku journey planning tool.

Drive from Rauma to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Turku, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre ©
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, step into the grandiose world of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, thensee the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to The Maritime Quarter.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Mariehamn trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. July in Mariehamn sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kastelholm Castle, Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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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 14th (Tue): take in the history at Salpa Line, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, thensee the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, thenstep into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Mariehamn to Savonlinna in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. On the 15th (Wed), you're off to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Kerimaki, 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. On the 16th (Thu), admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, stroll through Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Karhunkierros.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo trip planning tool.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Kuusamo in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

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

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