15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland journey planner

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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly
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Inari
— 2 nights
Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rauma
— 2 nights
Fly
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Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly
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Turku
— 3 nights
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Helsinki

— 2 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. Head to Hakaniemi Market and Okrafor some retail therapy. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo & Porvoo Old Town). Pack the 19th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), see the interesting displays at Mannerheim Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Galerie Forsblom, and get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Lapinlahti.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Helsinki road trip planner.

Houston, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 8 hours. Traveling from Houston in July, expect Helsinki to be cooler, temps between 71°F and 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to fly to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks · Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 18 — 20:

Inari

— 2 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Lemmenjoki National Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Inari trip tool.

Fly from Helsinki to Inari in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Helsinki in July, things will get slightly colder in Inari: highs are around 64°F and lows about 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Inari

Parks · Nature · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 20 — 22:

Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Laukko Manor and Galleria Ronga. Museum-lovers will get to explore Vapriikin Museokeskus and Mediamuseo Rupriikki. Step out of Tampere with an excursion to Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto in Ylojarvi--about 56 minutes away. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere tour planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Inari to Tampere in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Inari in July, expect nights in Tampere to be about the same, around 52°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 22 — 25:

Rauma

— 2 nights
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, then take in the exciting artwork at Pori Art Museum, and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sea views from Isokari Lighthouse.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Rauma online journey builder.

You can drive from Tampere to Rauma in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. July in Rauma sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 53°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Rauma

Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 25 — 27:

Mariehamn, Aland Island

— 1 night
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, then see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, and finally make a trip to The Maritime Quarter.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Mariehamn trip itinerary maker tool.

Fly from Rauma to Mariehamn in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Mariehamn are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 27 — 28:

Turku

— 3 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 29th (Mon), buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Turku trip planner.

You can fly from Mariehamn to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 28 — 31:

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."