15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive
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Lappeenranta
— 1 night
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Train to Helsinki, Fly to Mariehamn, Drive to Aland Island
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Aland Island
— 3 nights
Drive to Mariehamn, Fly to Turku
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Rauma
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to New York JFK

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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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Design Museum. Pack the 20th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, make a trip to Senate Square, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Helsinki road trip site.

New York City, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Helsinki is 7 hours. In July, Helsinki is little chillier than New York City - with highs of 71°F and lows of 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 22:

1
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Lappeenranta

Town of Lindens

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.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Lappeenranta trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Lappeenranta takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; 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

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 22 — 23:

3
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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. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle and then examine the collection at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Aland Island road trip app.

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and car from Lappeenranta to Aland Island takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, flight, and car. July in Aland Island sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 53°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rauma.

Things to do in Aland Island

Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 26:

2
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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 traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Rauma trip app.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Aland Island to Rauma in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. 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 · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 26 — 28:

2
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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.
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.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, 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 · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Childrens Museums
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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."