15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Valletta, Island of Malta
Fly + Drive:  11​h
1
Rauma
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Aland Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + train:  4​h 30​min
4
Imatra
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Valletta, Island of Malta

2
nights
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Holy Cross, Rauma, then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Central Pori Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Uusikaupunki Old Church and then kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach.

Before you visit Rauma, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Valletta, Malta to Rauma is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Valletta in July, expect Rauma to be slightly colder, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Rauma

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Pori, Uusikaupunki Old Church
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Uusikaupunki Old Church ©
Uusikaupunki Old Church

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 7th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head off the coast to Vepsa Island, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Henry's Ecumenical Art Chapel, and then take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Turku online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Rauma to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Aland Island.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kurjenrahka National Park
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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nights
Aland Island

Aland Island ©
There are many things that distinguish the autonomous Aland Islands from the rest of Finland, including the fact that they have their own parliament, issue their own stamps, and speak Swedish as the official language.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and then examine the collection at Museumship Pommern. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, steep yourself in history at Bomarsund, then take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kobba Klintar, and finally contemplate the long history of Salis Batteri.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Aland Island trip planner .

Getting from Turku to Aland Island by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Aland Island can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Imatra.

Things to do in Aland Island

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

1
night
Imatra

Imatra ©
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): head off the coast to Lammassaari Island and then take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Imatra road trip tool .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Aland Island to Imatra in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. July in Imatra sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks Nature Trails
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Siikalahti Wetland, then don't miss a visit to Riihisaari, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally make a trip to Pikkukirkko. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Linnansaari National Park.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Savonlinna road trip tool .

You can drive from Imatra to Savonlinna in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Linnansaari National Park, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kerimaki Church, Siikalahti Wetland
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

4
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Stand-Up Paddleboarding and The Crusell Bridge. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukion Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Helsinki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©