15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New York City
Fly:  20 h 45 min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h
2
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
+2
Train + Fly + Drive:  4 h 15 min
3
Aland Island
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Bus:  4 h
4
Rauma
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Tampere
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  23 h 15 min
End: New York City

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.
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo) and Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and make a trip to Senate Square.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki online tour planner.

New York City, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 12.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from New York City to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from New York City in July: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 71°F and lows are around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

1
night
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal and then take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Lappeenranta trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by train from Helsinki to Lappeenranta takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Lappeenranta can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. On the 23rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Aland Island.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Imatra Waterfall
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Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, then examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, and then head off the coast to Kobba Klintar. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, and then examine the collection at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Aland Island day trip app.

Getting from Lappeenranta to Aland Island by combination of train, flight, and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, flight, and car. In July in Aland Island, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Rauma.

Things to do in Aland Island

Museums Parks Nature
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

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Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, then brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Rauma trip app.

You can do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Aland Island to Rauma in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. July in Rauma sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Rauma

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Yyteri Beach, Kurjenrahka National Park, Moomin World
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 29th (Sun), get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and then stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Tampere visit planner.

Drive from Rauma to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko