15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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1
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
2
Turku
— 3 nights
3
Pori
— 1 night
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
5
Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
6
Helsinki
— 4 nights

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
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, thenbrush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, thensee 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 23-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 °F and lows are around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Kastelholm Castle, Antikbutiken
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
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 Old Rauma. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, and get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Turku trip planner.

Fly from Mariehamn to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Old Rauma, Naantali Old Town
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
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, thenkick 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 °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach
Kauppakeskus Puuvilla ©
Kauppakeskus Puuvilla

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
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, thensee the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum. Keep things going the next day: meet the residents at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, view the masterpieces at 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 bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Tampere are °F, while nighttime lows are °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 Childrens Museums
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Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

2
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
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, thenadmire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, thentake 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, thentake 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 °F during the day and °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

Side Trips

Savitaipale Church, Imatra Waterfall, Rautjarven kirkko
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Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Hakaniemi Market. Cathedral of Porvoo and Mannerheim Museum will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Ungern and Rosen Fortresses (in Loviisa), Porvoo (Brunberg Candy Factory Shop & Porvoo Old Town) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). And it doesn't end there: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Lappeenranta to Helsinki by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Porvoo, Ungern and Rosen Fortresses, Nuuksio National Park
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Hakaniemi Market ©
Hakaniemi Market
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

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