20 days in Finland Itinerary

20 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tampere
— 3 nights
2
Rauma
— 1 night
3
Turku
— 3 nights
4
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
5
Savonlinna
— 1 night
6
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
7
Inari
— 1 night
8
Helsinki
— 5 nights

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Vapriikin Museokeskus and Hatanpaa Arboretum. Take a break from the city and head to Yyteri Beach and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, examine the collection at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, and stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip site.

Bucharest, Romania to Tampere is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Bucharest in July, expect Tampere to be a bit cooler, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto, Yyteri Beach
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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. Start off your visit 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, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, thenenjoy the sea views from Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Rauma trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Tampere to Rauma in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in Rauma, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) 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

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Turku Castle and Forum Marinum Maritime Centre. You'll explore and learn at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. When in Turku, make a side trip to see Teijo National Park in Pernio, approximately Pernio away. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, visit Naantali Old Town, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, and admire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Turku attractions planner.

Getting from Rauma to Turku by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. July in Turku sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Teijo National Park, Naantali Old Town
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre ©
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, step into the grandiose world 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.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Mariehamn trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to 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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the history at Salpa Line, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, thenexplore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Mariehamn to Savonlinna by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. You'll set off for Kuusamo on the 6th (Tue).

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Kerimaki, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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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. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare, trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm and then see the interesting displays at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Kuusamo sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Kuusamo in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. August in Kuusamo sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre

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): wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, thenexamine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lemmenjoki National Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Inari trip tool.

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Inari takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

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

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.
You'll explore and learn at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Mannerheim Museum. Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo) and Hietaniemi Cemetery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki), Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area (in Kouvola) and Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo & Porvoo Old Town). Pack the 13th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, contemplate the long history of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, and stroll through Aurinkolahti Beach.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Inari to Helsinki by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Inari in August: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

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

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