16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Rauma
— 1 night
Drive
3
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly
4
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly
5
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
6
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Fly
7
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Yyteri Beach and Vapriikin Museokeskus. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa. Take a break from Tampere with a short trip to Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto in Ylojarvi, about 54 minutes away. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church.

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 drive; or take a bus. 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 · Beaches

Side Trips

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Yyteri Beach ©
Must see
Yyteri Beach
4.6
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Religious Site
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
4.4

1
night
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, then visit 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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3
nights
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 Nagu Church. When in Turku, make a side trip to see Maritime Exhibition Sjofartshuset in Nagu, approximately Nagu away. There's lots more to do: gain insight at Turku Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, and get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Joella.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Turku trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Rauma to Turku by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July in Turku, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

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Turku Cathedral ©
Must see
Turku Cathedral
4.4
Turku Castle ©
Must see
Turku Castle
4.5
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
History Museum
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
4.4

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

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, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, then see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, and finally steep yourself in history at The Maritime Quarter.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Mariehamn holiday maker tool.

Fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Kastelholm Castle ©
Must see
Kastelholm Castle
4.2

1
night
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, then step 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

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Kerimaki Church ©
Religious Site
Kerimaki Church
4.7
Pikkukirkko ©
Church
Pikkukirkko
4.7

1
night
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 · Nature

Side Trip

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3
nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Cathedral of Porvoo. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, 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 · Museums

Side Trips

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