23 days in Finland Itinerary

23 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rauma
— 1 night
Drive
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Pietarsaari
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 3 nights
Fly
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Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly
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Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Fly
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Inari
— 2 nights
Fly
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly

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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Visit Serlachius Museum Gustaf and Petajavesi Old Church for their historical value. Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art and Tampere City Library, Metso will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto in Ylojarvi (about 56 minutes away). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, see the interesting displays at The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo), and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Tampere attractions planner.

Adelaide, Australia to Tampere is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 7.5 hours. Traveling from Adelaide in July, expect Tampere to be a bit warmer, temps between 24°C and 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 · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 27 — 30:

1
night
Rauma

Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): see the interesting displays at Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, look for gifts at Ruokapuoti Lumo, then get engrossed in the history at The Old Town Hall Museum, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Rauma trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Tampere to Rauma by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Rauma can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel to Pietarsaari.

Things to do in Rauma

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 30 — 31:

1
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Pietarsaari

Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Kurjenrahka National Park.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Pietarsaari trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Rauma to Pietarsaari in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow time for travel to Turku.

Things to do in Pietarsaari

Wildlife · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 1:
Highlights from your trip

3
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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Visiting Tulliniemi Nature Path and The Archipelago Trail will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Kylamaki Village of Living History and Gunnarstrand. Venture out of the city with trips to Hanko (Hanko Water Tower & Bellevue Beach). There's still lots to do: stroll around Kultaranta Garden and let little ones run wild at Adventure Park.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Turku day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Pietarsaari to Turku in an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 1 — 4:

2
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Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): stroll around Lilla holmen, take an in-depth tour of Kobba Klintar, then examine the collection at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Salis Batteri. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter, and then examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Mariehamn itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 4 — 6:

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Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, then take in the history at Salpa Line, and then explore the activities along Siikalahti Wetland.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Savonlinna travel planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Savonlinna takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 8th (Thu), you'll travel to Inari.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 6 — 8:
Highlights from your trip

2
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Inari

Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Lemmenjoki National Park. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, then get interesting insight from Tours, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, read Inari trip builder tool.

Fly from Savonlinna to Inari in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Savonlinna in August, expect Inari to be a bit cooler, temps between 19°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 8 — 10:

5
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Helsinki

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Nuuksio National Park. Visit Aurinkolahti Beach and Beach Mansikkalahti for some beach relaxation. Venture out of the city with trips to Castle Hill (in Porvoo), Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki) and Linden Esplanade (in Kotka). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, tee off at Tapiola Golf, and wander the streets of Katajanokka.

Plan trip to Helsinki with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by flight from Inari to Helsinki takes 4.5 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 10 — 15:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."