18 days in Finland Itinerary

18 days in Finland Itinerary

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18 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Turku
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
4
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  4​h 15​min
5
Lappeenranta
— 4 nights
End: Helsinki

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Cathedral of Porvoo. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Porvoo Old Town in Porvoo, approximately 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, take a stroll through Katajanokka, and don't miss a visit to SkyWheel Helsinki.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary website .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Helsinki. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Porvoo
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town
Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo

4
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 Tampereen Tuomiokirkko. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Palkaneen Kirkko (in Palkane), Padasjoki (Paijanne-Ilves Trail & Keinuhonka Farm) and Hame Castle (in Hameenlinna). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, get engrossed in the history at Rakennuskulttuuritalo Toivo Ja Korsmanin Talo, and admire the landmark architecture of Aleksanterin Kirkko.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Tampere trip builder tool .

Traveling by train from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pori, Padasjoki, Hame Castle, Palkaneen Kirkko, Stone Castle of Pirunvuori
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Explore hidden gems such as Turku Castle and Naantali Old Town. Venture out of the city with trips to Rauma (Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum & Old Rauma) and Rosala Viking Centre (in Rosala). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, learn more about the world around you at Turku Biological Museum, step off the mainland to explore Rosala, and browse the collection at Turku City Library.

To find traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Turku trip planning tool .

Getting from Tampere to Turku by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In July in Turku, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Naantali, Rauma, Rosala Viking Centre
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town

3
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Aland Maritime Museum and Museumship Pommern. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mariehamn: Leklandet (in Eckero) and Bomarsund (in Sund). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, explore the engaging exhibits at The Cultural History Museum of Aland, steep yourself in history at Salis Batteri, and take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter.

Discover how to plan a Mariehamn trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Turku to Mariehamn by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Childrens Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Aland Island, Sund, Antikbutiken, Leklandet
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

4
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Explore hidden gems such as Olavinlinna Castle and Saimaa Canal. Venture out of the city with trips to Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola), Savonlinna (Olavinlinnan Musta Passi & Savonlinna Market Square) and Woikosken Automuseo (in Mantyharju). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, have some family-friendly fun at HopLop, step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, and examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Lappeenranta trip itinerary maker tool .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Mariehamn to Lappeenranta in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can catch the train back home.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Savonlinna, Kotka, Imatra Waterfall, Woikosken Automuseo, Repovesi National Park
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden

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