15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Bologna
Fly + Drive:  11 h 45 min
1
Rauma
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Kimito Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
4
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
5
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
6
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
7
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 45 min
End: Bologna

1
night
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, thensee the interesting displays at Marela Museum House, thentake an in-depth tour of The Old Town Hall Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Rauma trip planner.

Bologna, Italy to Rauma is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bologna to Rauma due to the time zone difference. In September, Rauma is a bit cooler than Bologna - with highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough 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
Marela Museum House ©
Marela Museum House

3
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): 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.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kimito Island planner.

You can drive from Rauma to Kimito Island in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Kimito Island can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough 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

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Visiting Teijo National Park and Kurjenrahka National Park will get you outdoors. Visit Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo and take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Turku road trip site.

You can drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Turku, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Kurjenrahka National Park, Teijo National Park
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

2
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, head off the coast to Kobba Klintar, thenlearn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Mariehamn tour planner.

You can fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Mariehamn can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) 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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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern

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 9th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko and then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Savonlinna trip builder.

Getting from Mariehamn to Savonlinna by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In September, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): examine the collection at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Riisitunturi National Park.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kuusamo online travel planner.

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 slightly colder days in Kuusamo, with highs around 13°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Riisitunturi National Park, Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. Museum-lovers will get to explore Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The National Museum of Finland. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Porvoo to see Cathedral of Porvoo about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and see the interesting displays at Design Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Helsinki online tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Kuusamo to Helsinki takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Kuusamo in September: highs in Helsinki hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (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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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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