20 days in Finland Itinerary

20 days in Finland Itinerary

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20 days in Finland Itinerary

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

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Get a sense of the local culture at Vapriikin Museokeskus and Mediamuseo Rupriikki. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Yyteri Beach and Tampere Cathedral. Go for a jaunt from Tampere to Ylojarvi to see Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto about 54 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, examine the collection at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, and take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Tampere trip itinerary maker app .

Bucharest, Romania to Tampere is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Bucharest in July, things will get little chillier in Tampere: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rauma.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Yyteri Beach, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach

1
night
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. On the 31st (Wed), brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, take an in-depth tour of The Old Town Hall Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, then visit a coastal fixture at Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Rauma trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Tampere to Rauma in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) 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

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get some cultural insight at Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. Let the collections at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova capture your imagination. Take a break from Turku with a short trip to Teijo national park in Pernio, about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, examine the collection at Ett Hem Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and take a stroll through Naantali Old Town.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Turku itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Rauma to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Naantali Old Town, 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 4th (Sun): examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, then see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to The Maritime Quarter.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Mariehamn road trip planning app .

Fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) 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.
On the 5th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, witness the site of a historic battle at Salpa Line, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolovesi National Park.

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Getting from Mariehamn to Savonlinna by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kerimaki, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kolovesi National Park
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare, then trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, and then explore the stunning scenery at Kiutakongas Rapids. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Thu): experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Kuusamo driving holiday planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Savonlinna to Kuusamo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Safaris

1
night
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 9th (Fri): experience rural life at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, then examine the collection at Siida, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Lemmenjoki National Park.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Inari online tour planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Kuusamo to Inari takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Inari are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

5
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.
Get some historical perspective at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Cathedral of Porvoo. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kansallisgalleria and Arboretum Mustila. Venture out of the city with trips to Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo), Kotka (Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum & Riverside Park) and Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area (in Kouvola). Pack the 13th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), explore the different monuments and memorials at Hietaniemi Cemetery, see the interesting displays at Vantaa Art Museum, and explore the galleries of Mannerheim Museum.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Helsinki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, Helsinki is a bit warmer than Inari - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Porvoo, Kotka, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, Vantaa Art Museum, Arboretum Mustila
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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