15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary maker

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Fly
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Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly
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Turku
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pori
— 1 night
Drive
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
Train
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Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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Mariehamn, Aland Island

— 1 night
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): browse for treasures at Antikbutiken, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, then see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, and finally examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle.

Plan my day in Mariehamn using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

New York City, USA to Mariehamn is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from New York City in July: high temperatures in Mariehamn hover around 68°F and lows are around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to fly to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 11 — 12:

Turku

— 3 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Do your shopping at Turun Kauppahalli and Gallery A. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. Step out of Turku to go to Rauma and see Old Rauma, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, and get advice or help at Turku City Library.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku road trip planning website.

Fly from Mariehamn to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 12 — 15:

Pori

— 1 night
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Puuvilla, then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, and then stroll through Herrainpaivat Beach.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Pori online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Pori takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 16:

Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 17th (Fri), take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Hatanpaa Arboretum. Keep things going the next day: meet the residents at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, shop like a local with Haihara Art Centre, and then kick back and relax at Suolijarvi Beach.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere trip planner.

You can drive from Pori to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Tampere are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 18:

Lappeenranta

— 2 nights

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
On the 19th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Sandcastle Lappeenranta, examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, then admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joutsenon kirkko, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Rautjarven kirkko, browse the different shops at IsoKristiina, pause for some serene contemplation at Savitaipale Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lemin kirkko, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Ristikankaan kappeli.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Lappeenranta trip planning website.

Take a train from Tampere to Lappeenranta in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Lappeenranta, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 18 — 20:

Helsinki

— 4 nights

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Porvoo Old Town and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Cathedral of Porvoo and Ungern and Rosen Fortresses will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Brunberg Candy Factory Shop (in Porvoo). The adventure continues: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, take in panoramic vistas at SkyWheel Helsinki, and hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 55°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 20 — 24:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."