15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Exeter
Fly + Drive:  12 h 45 min
1
Rauma
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 15 min
4
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 15 min
5
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Drive:  4 h 45 min
6
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
7
Inari
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h
8
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly + Train:  9 h
End: Exeter

1
day
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): learn about all things military at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, examine the collection at Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, then examine the collection at Marela Museum House, then get engrossed in the history at The Old Town Hall Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Rauma trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Exeter, UK to Rauma is an approximately 12.5- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Exeter to Rauma. In September, daily temperatures in Rauma can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Rauma

Museums Historic Sites
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Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum ©
Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Archipelago National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Soderlangvik Gard and then look for all kinds of wild species at Oro.

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You can drive from Rauma to Kimito Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Kimito Island can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) 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
Oro ©
Oro
Soderlangvik Gard
Soderlangvik Gard

1
night
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 6th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, and finally make a trip to Archangel Michael's church.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku online route builder.

You can drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Turku are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

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

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, step off the mainland to explore Kobba Klintar, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Mariehamn vacation maker tool.

Getting from Turku to Mariehamn by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In September in Mariehamn, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården ©

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, and finally pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip itinerary builder.

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 September in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 9th (Mon), explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids, and then hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the stunning scenery at Julma Olkky and then head outdoors with Karhunkierros.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kuusamo trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Kuusamo takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. When traveling from Savonlinna in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Kuusamo, with highs around 13°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Julma Olkky ©
Julma Olkky

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lemmenjoki National Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Inari holiday site.

You can fly from Kuusamo to Inari in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Inari can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Kansallisgalleria. Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Mannerheim Museum, get engrossed in the history at Alvar Aalto's studio, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and categoryPhrases.phrase.deepen_your_understanding_of_the_past_and_present_with Norman Travels.

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

You can fly from Inari to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Inari in September, things will get a bit warmer in Helsinki: highs are around 19°C and lows about 8°C. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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