15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Exeter
Fly:  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
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
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Exeter

1
day
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, see the interesting displays at Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, then examine the collection at Marela Museum House, then take an in-depth tour of The Old Town Hall Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Rauma trip itinerary planning site .

Exeter, UK to Rauma is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Exeter to Rauma, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. September in Rauma sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Rauma

Museums Historic Sites
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): visit a coastal fixture at Archipelago National Park. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Soderlangvik and then stroll through Oro.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kimito Island attractions site .

Drive from Rauma to Kimito Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife Parks Adventure
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro

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): contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Turku trip planner .

Drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Turku are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums
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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. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, get engrossed in the history at Kobba Klintar, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally examine the collection at Museumship Pommern.

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Getting from Turku to Mariehamn by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In September in Mariehamn, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

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

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 8th (Sun), examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, and finally appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave.

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Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Savonlinna takes 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 16°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums

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 9th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, then take in breathtaking views at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pieni Karhunkierros Trail. Keep things going the next day: take in breathtaking views at Julma Olkky and then head outdoors with Karhunkierros.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kuusamo trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Savonlinna to Kuusamo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Savonlinna in September, expect nights in Kuusamo to be about the same, around 5°C, while days are slightly colder, around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

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

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
On the 11th (Wed), relax in the rural setting at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, then examine the collection at Siida, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): head outdoors with Lemmenjoki National Park.

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

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Kuusamo to Inari in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Tours Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

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

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Mannerheim Museum. Fortress of Suomenlinna and National Museum of Finland will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, take a peaceful walk through Norman Travels, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Talvipuutarha.

To see ratings and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary builder website .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Helsinki in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. 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 Adventure
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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