15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
2
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
3
Aland Island
— 3 nights
4
Rauma
— 2 nights
5
Tampere
— 2 nights

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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. Pack the 20th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Helsinki road trip site.

New York City, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from New York City to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from New York City in July, with highs in Helsinki at °F and lows at °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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 °F, while at night they dip to °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 Museums

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, thenexamine 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, more things to do, other places to visit, 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 6 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 °F during the day and °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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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

2
nights
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, thenbrush 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 °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Rauma

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

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

2
nights
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.

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 °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Theme Parks Childrens Museums
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park