23 days in Finland Itinerary

23 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tampere
— 3 nights
2
Rauma
— 1 night
3
Pietarsaari
— 1 night
4
Turku
— 3 nights
5
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
6
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
7
Inari
— 2 nights
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.
Visit Serlachius Museum Gustaf and Finlayson Church for their historical value. Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art and The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Petajavesi Old Church (in Petajavesi) and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, examine the collection at Tampere City Library, Metso, and kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere road trip planning app.

Adelaide, Australia to Tampere is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. You'll gain 7.5 hours traveling from Adelaide to Tampere due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Adelaide in July, things will get a bit warmer in Tampere: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Mantta-Vilppula, The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo), Petajavesi Old Church, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art ©
Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Serlachius Museum Gustaf ©
Serlachius Museum Gustaf

1
night
Rauma

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, thenget 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 °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel to Pietarsaari.

Things to do in Rauma

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum ©
Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum
The Old Town Hall Museum ©
The Old Town Hall Museum

1
night
Pietarsaari

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 °C, and evening lows to °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

Kurjenrahka National Park
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Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park

3
nights
Turku

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 °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Hanko, Kultaranta Garden
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Tulliniemi Nature Path ©
Tulliniemi Nature Path
Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Kylamaki Village of Living History ©
Kylamaki Village of Living History

2
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
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, thenexamine the collection at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Salis Batteri. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, thentake a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter, thensee the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, and finally step into the grandiose world of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Mariehamn trip site.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Mariehamn can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Aland Island, Kastelholm Castle, Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

2
nights
Savonlinna

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, thentake 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 °C during the day and °C at night. On the 8th (Thu), you'll travel to Inari.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Siikalahti Wetland, Salpa Line
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Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

2
nights
Inari

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, thenget 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 °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. Visit Aurinkolahti Beach and Beach Mansikkalahti for some beach relaxation. Venture out of the city with trips to Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo), Castle Hill (in Porvoo) and Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Katajanokka, visit Linden Esplanade, hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, and tee off at Tapiola Golf.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Inari to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Inari in August; daily highs in Helsinki reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Espoo, Kotka, Castle Hill, Arboretum Mustila
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park