22 days in Finland Itinerary

22 days in Finland Itinerary

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22 days in Finland Itinerary

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

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Vapriikin Museokeskus and Tampere City Library, Metso. Take a break from the city and head to Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto and Hatanpaa Arboretum. Get out of town with these interesting Tampere side-trips: Parola Tank Museum (in Parola) and Visavuori (in Valkeakoski). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Ronga, take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhan Birgitan kirkko.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere road trip tool .

Brussels, Belgium to Tampere is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Brussels to Tampere due to the time zone difference. In July in Tampere, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rauma.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, Parola Tank Museum, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto, Visavuori
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Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral

1
night
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, get engrossed in the history at The Old Town Hall Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, then enjoy the sea views from Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Rauma trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Tampere to Rauma in 2 hours. Other options are to 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow 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

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Appreciate the collections at Turku Castle and Gallery A. Popular historic sites such as Turku Cathedral and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Teijo national park (in Pernio) and Bellevue Beach (in Hanko). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, don't miss a visit to Naantali Old Town, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Turku sightseeing planner.

Getting from Rauma to Turku by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Teijo national park, Bellevue Beach, Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

2
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 29th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, learn about all things military 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 take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, then steep yourself in history at Salis Batteri, then head off the coast to Kobba Klintar, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Mariehamn travel route planner .

You can fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, daytime highs in Mariehamn are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Aland Island, Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, Kastelholm Castle
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Kobba Klintar ©
Kobba Klintar
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 31st (Wed), examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Savonlinna visit planner .

You can fly from Mariehamn to Savonlinna in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. In July in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

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
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare, then trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, and then take in breathtaking views at Kiutakongas Rapids. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, head outdoors with Karhunkierros, and then relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kuusamo itinerary builder .

Fly from Savonlinna to Kuusamo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Kuusamo can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Escape the urban bustle at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus and Inari Reindeerfarm. Discover out-of-the-way places like Siida and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Explore Inari's surroundings by going to Gold Prospector Museum (in Tankavaara) and Action Park (in Saariselka). Spend the 4th (Sun) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Inari trip 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, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Tours Trails

Side Trips

Action Park, Gold Prospector Museum, Lemmenjoki National Park
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Siida ©
Siida
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
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.
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Cathedral of Porvoo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Nuuksio National Park and Arboretum Mustila. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area in Kouvola, about 2 hours away. Pack the 9th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), and see the interesting displays at Mannerheim Museum.

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Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Helsinki in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Inari in August, with highs in Helsinki at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Cathedral of Porvoo, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, Nuuksio National Park, Arboretum Mustila
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Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila