15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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

Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, then see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, and finally steep yourself in history at The Maritime Quarter.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Mariehamn planning tool.

London, UK to Mariehamn is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 2 hours. When traveling from London in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Mariehamn: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 17 — 18:

3
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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.
Popular historic sites such as Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo and Kylamaki Village of Living History. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, kick back and relax at Vepsa Island, admire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Turku travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Mariehamn to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 17 — 20:

1
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Rauma

Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. On the 21st (Sun), learn about all things military at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, take an in-depth tour of The Old Town Hall Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, then enjoy the sea views from Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rauma sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Rauma takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Rauma

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 21:

4
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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Pyhan Birgitan kirkko. Get a sense of the local culture at Vapriikin Museokeskus and Mediamuseo Rupriikki. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Yyteri Beach (in Pori), Villa Mairea (in Noormarkku) and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, get engrossed in the history at Visavuori, take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Ronga, and see the interesting displays at Emil Aaltosen Museo.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip tool.

Traveling by car from Rauma to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Tampere sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 21 — 25:

1
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Inari

Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lemmenjoki National Park.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Inari road trip planning tool.

Do a combination of train and flight from Tampere to Inari in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Tampere in July, you will find days in Inari are little chillier (20°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 25 — 27:

3
nights
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.
Appreciate the collections at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedral of Porvoo and Hietaniemi Cemetery. Change things up with a short trip to Porvoo Old Town in Porvoo (about 50 minutes away). Pack the 29th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Katajanokka, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and make a trip to Hakaniemi Market.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Inari to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Inari in July, things will get a bit warmer in Helsinki: highs are around 25°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 27 — 30:

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."