22 days in Finland Itinerary

22 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland route planner

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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Raseborg
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Pernio
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Turku
— 2 nights
Ferry
5
Mariehamn
— 3 nights
Ferry to Turku, Bus to Rauma
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Rauma
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
8
Petajavesi
Drive
9
Punkaharju
— 3 nights
Drive
10
Porvoo
Drive
11
Helsinki
— 1 night

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Helsinki

— 3 nights

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.
You've added Temppeliaukio Church, Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's more to do: get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki online sightseeing planner.

If you are flying in from France, the closest major aiports are Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Turku Airport and Tampere-Pirkkala Airport. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Raseborg.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 21 — 24:

Raseborg

— 3 nights
Raseborg is a town and municipality of Finland. You've added Hanko Water Tower, Raseborg Castle, Fiskars Village, and other attractions to your itinerary. Popular historic sites such as Bengtskar Lighthouse and Fagervik Church are in your itinerary.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Raseborg trip maker.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Raseborg takes 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Pernio.

Things to do in Raseborg

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 24 — 27:

Pernio

— 2 nights
Perniö is a former municipality of Finland. Oro has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Teijo National Park. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Oro.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Pernio holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Raseborg to Pernio takes an hour. In August in Pernio, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Pernio

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 27 — 29:

Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, Forum Marinum Maritime Centre and Naantali Old Town. On the 29th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre and then get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and then stop by Naantali Old Town.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Turku road trip app.

Traveling by car from Pernio to Turku takes 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 29 — 31:

Mariehamn

— 3 nights
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Your day by day itinerary now includes Getabergen as well as Salis Batteri. Kastelholm Castle and The Maritime Quarter are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Museumship Pommern and Aland Maritime Museum. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Jan Karlsgarden Open Air Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Mariehamn trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. You will leave for Rauma on the 3rd (Fri).

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 3:

Rauma

— 2 nights
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Your day by day itinerary now includes Burial Site of Sammallahdenmaki, Old Rauma and The Church of the Holy Cross. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): explore the different monuments and memorials at Burial Site of Sammallahdenmaki, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, and then pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Rauma travel route builder website.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Mariehamn to Rauma takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Rauma can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Rauma

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 5:

Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
You've added Hame Castle, Nasinneula Tower, Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Cross Church, explore the historical opulence of Hame Castle, then see the interesting displays at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, and finally contemplate the long history of Finlayson Area. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and then take in panoramic vistas at Nasinneula Tower.

To see where to stay and tourist information, you can read our Tampere day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Rauma to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. September in Tampere sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. On the 7th (Tue), you're off to Petajavesi.

Things to do in Tampere

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 5 — 7:

Petajavesi

Petäjävesi is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Western Finland, next to Jyväskylä and is part of the Central Finland region. Your day by day itinerary now includes Oravivuori Triangulation Tower as well as Petajavesi Old Church. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Oravivuori Triangulation Tower and then admire the landmark architecture of Petajavesi Old Church.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Petajavesi road trip planning site.

You can drive from Tampere to Petajavesi in 2 hours. September in Petajavesi sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Punkaharju.

Things to do in Petajavesi

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 7 — 8:

Punkaharju

— 3 nights
Punkaharju is a former municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Punkaharju Ridge. Here are some ideas for day two: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Punkaharju trip planner.

You can drive from Petajavesi to Punkaharju in 4 hours. September in Punkaharju sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 7°C at night. On the 10th (Fri), you'll travel to Porvoo.

Things to do in Punkaharju

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 7 — 10:

Porvoo

Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Porvoo Old Town has been added to your itinerary. On the 10th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Porvoo and then don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Porvoo itinerary planning site.

Drive from Punkaharju to Porvoo in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 11:

Helsinki

— 1 night

Daughter of the Baltic

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary website.

Getting from Porvoo to Helsinki by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 11:

Finland travel guide

4.2
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."