16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Aalborg
Fly + Drive:  11 h 30 min
1
Rauma
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
5
Inari
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
6
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
7
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 15 min
8
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  11 h 30 min
End: Aalborg

1
day
Rauma

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, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, thenenjoy 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
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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

2
nights
Turku

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, thenadmire the landmark architecture of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, thenget 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, thenpause 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
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
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, thensee 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

Side Trip

Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

2
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.
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, thenappreciate 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 Historic Sites

Side Trips

Porvoo, Nuuksio National Park
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Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park

2
nights
Inari

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

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

1
night
Kuusamo

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, thenget 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

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids

1
night
Savonlinna

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, thenstep 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

Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

2
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 21st (Sun), examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, thencontemplate the long history of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, thensee the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to The Maritime Quarter. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, thenstep off the mainland to explore Kobba Klintar, thentest your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally stroll around Lilla holmen.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Mariehamn holiday maker app.

Getting from Savonlinna to Mariehamn by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: 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. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

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