16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Brussels
Fly + Train:  6 h 45 min
1
Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Rauma
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
4
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 15 min
5
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h 15 min
6
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h
7
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Brussels

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Yyteri Beach and St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Finlayson Church. Take a break from Tampere with a short trip to Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto in Ylojarvi, about 1 hour away. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Tampere online tour planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Tampere is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Rauma.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto, Yyteri Beach
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

1
night
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, take an in-depth tour of The Old Town Hall Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, thenvisit a coastal fixture at Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Rauma trip planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Rauma in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Rauma

Historic Sites Museums
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross
Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum ©
Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Visiting Teijo National Park and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna will get you outdoors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. Get out of town with these interesting Turku side-trips: Nagu (Maritime Exhibition Sjofartshuset & Nagu Church). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, and take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Joella.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Turku trip planning tool.

Drive from Rauma to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Nagu, Teijo National Park
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, thensteep yourself in history at Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, thenexamine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, and finally take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Mariehamn trip itinerary builder tool.

Fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, daytime highs in Mariehamn are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, Kastelholm Castle
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Salpa Line, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, thenstep into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Savonlinna holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Savonlinna takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 13th (Sat), you're off to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Kerimaki
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 14th (Sun), experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm and then stop by Shopping Center Kumpare. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kuusamo trip maker tool.

Getting from Savonlinna to Kuusamo by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. July in Kuusamo sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Nuuksio National Park. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Cathedral of Porvoo in Porvoo--about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and make a trip to The Esplanadi Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki visit planning tool.

You can fly from Kuusamo to Helsinki in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Cathedral of Porvoo, Nuuksio National Park
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum