15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
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Rauma
— 2 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Fly
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Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive to Joensuu Airport, Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly

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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko. On your second day here, stroll around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then see the interesting displays at Moomin Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Tampere road trip app.

Frankfurt, Germany to Tampere is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Frankfurt in August: high temperatures in Tampere hover around 23°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Rauma.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 10:

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Rauma

Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): enjoy the sea views from Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Burial Site of Sammallahdenmaki. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): visit a coastal fixture at Isokari Lighthouse, stop by Ruokapuoti Lumo, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma.

Discover how to plan a Rauma trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Drive from Tampere to Rauma in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Rauma are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Rauma

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 10 — 12:

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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, then take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, and finally examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, and then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Turku sightseeing site.

You can drive from Rauma to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 12 — 14:

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Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): stroll around Lilla holmen, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, then examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, then take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter, and finally see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Mariehamn route planning website.

You can fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 14 — 15:

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Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, view the masterpieces at Johanna Oras Art Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, appreciate the history behind The Spirit of the fortress, then appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, and finally explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna journey builder.

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Savonlinna takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. August in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 15 — 16:

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Koli National Park

Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, identify plant and animal life at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, then trek along Akka-Koli Hill, and finally hike along Paha-Koli Hill. On your second day here, hike along Makravaara Hill, trek along Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, and then explore the activities along Pielinen.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Koli National Park vacation builder site.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Koli National Park in 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 18:

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Helsinki

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
You'll explore and learn at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The National Museum of Finland. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Mannerheim Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Porvoo (Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, Cathedral of Porvoo, &more). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, wander the streets of Katajanokka, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo).

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary builder site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Koli National Park to Helsinki. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 18 — 23:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."