16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Rauma
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Rauma
— 1 day
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly
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Inari
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kuusamo
— 1 night
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly
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Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly

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Rauma

Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. On the 9th (Tue), brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, take an in-depth tour of The Old Town Hall Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, then enjoy the sea views from Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Rauma day trip planning site.

Aalborg, Denmark to Rauma is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Aalborg to Rauma is 1 hour. In July in Rauma, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Rauma

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 10:

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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then admire the landmark architecture of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, then get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, and finally examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, and then kick back and relax at Vepsa Island.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Turku trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Rauma to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Turku, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 11:

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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, stroll around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 11 — 13:

2
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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.
On the 14th (Sun), explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, make a trip to Porvoo Old Town, admire the striking features of Cathedral of Porvoo, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Hill, and finally contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Helsinki visit site.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 13 — 15:

2
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Inari

Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Lemmenjoki National Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Inari trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Inari takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Helsinki in July, with highs in Inari at 20°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Inari

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 15 — 17:

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): stop by Shopping Center Kumpare, stroll through Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids. On your second day here, examine the collection at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, then get outside with Karhunkierros, and then relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Inari to Kuusamo in 6 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Kuusamo are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 17 — 19:

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Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, examine the collection 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 other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna tour itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Kuusamo to Savonlinna by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. July in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 19 — 20:

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Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, then examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, and finally contemplate the long history of The Maritime Quarter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): see the interesting displays at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, head off the coast to Kobba Klintar, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally walk around Lilla holmen.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Mariehamn trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Savonlinna to Mariehamn takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. July in Mariehamn sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 23rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Parks · Nature · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 20 — 23:

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."