15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Taipei
Fly + Drive:  22 h 30 min
1
Rauma
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Turku
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  20 h 45 min
End: Taipei

1
night
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): get engrossed in the history at The Old Town Hall Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), and finally kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, then examine the collection at Automobile Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Uusikaupunki Old Church, and finally examine the collection at Bonk Museum.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Rauma trip itinerary site.

Taipei, Taiwan to Rauma is an approximately 19.5- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Taipei Standard Time (CST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Taipei in September, things will get cooler in Rauma: highs are around 17°C and lows about 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Rauma

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Uusikaupunki, Pori
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Bonk Museum ©
Bonk Museum
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova and Kurjenrahka National Park. Turku Castle and Louhisaari Manor are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Turku to go to Nagu and see Nagu Church, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Naantali Church, make a trip to Archangel Michael's church, and kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku online day trip planner.

You can drive from Rauma to Turku in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. September in Turku sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Louhisaari Manor, Naantali Church, Kurjenrahka National Park, Nagu Church
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 28th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then take an in-depth tour of Emil Aaltosen Museo, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Tampere online itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Beaches
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Katajanokka and Kansallisgalleria. Get a sense of the local culture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, examine the collection at Design Museum, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Helsinki online trip maker.

Drive from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Helsinki are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka

2
nights
Kotka

Kotka ©
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, then get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, and then identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Hamina Old Town, then admire the striking features of Hamina Fortress, and then see the interesting displays at Salpa Line Museum.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kotka itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Helsinki to Kotka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Kotka are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Hamina, Arboretum Mustila, Salpa Line Museum
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Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum

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