26 days in Finland Itinerary

26 days in Finland Itinerary

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26 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Luxembourg City
Fly + train:  8​h 30​min
1
Tampere
— 4 nights
2
Rauma
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
4
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Savonlinna
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 30​min
6
Mikkeli
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  6​h 45​min
7
Inari
— 2 nights
8
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
9
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Luxembourg City

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Vapriikin Museokeskus and Parola Tank Museum. Popular historic sites such as Serlachius Museum Gustaf and Aleksanterin Kirkko are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Museo Militaria (in Haemeenlinna) and Serlachius Museum Gosta (in Mantta-Vilppula). see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo), stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere visit planner .

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg to Tampere is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Luxembourg City to Tampere. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Luxembourg City in August; daily highs in Tampere reach 23°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Rauma.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Mantta-Vilppula, Parola Tank Museum, Museo Militaria, The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo)
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Serlachius Museum Gustaf ©
Serlachius Museum Gustaf
Serlachius Museum Gosta ©
Serlachius Museum Gosta

2
nights
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. On the 6th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach, brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step off the mainland to explore Isokari Lighthouse.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Rauma online trip builder .

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 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Rauma

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Isokari Lighthouse, Yyteri Beach
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Isokari Lighthouse ©
Isokari Lighthouse

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Visit Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral for their historical value. Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum and Louhisaari Manor are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, admire the masterpieces at Ett Hem Museum, and don't miss a visit to Naantali Old Town.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Rauma to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Trails

Side Trips

Louhisaari Manor, Naantali Old Town
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): see the interesting displays 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, then examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, and finally take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Mariehamn route builder site .

Fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Mariehamn can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, and finally take in the history at Salpa Line. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolovesi National Park.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Savonlinna journey 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 August, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kerimaki, Kolovesi National Park, 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
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 14th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Headquarters Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mikkeli Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Mikkeli Rural Parish Church, then admire the masterpieces at Mikkelin Taidemuseo, then examine the collection at Mannerheim`s Saloon Car, and finally learn about all things military at Communications Centre Lokki. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Pirtin perinnepuisto, get outside with Anjan Puisto, and then learn about winemaking at Ollinmaki Winery.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Mikkeli day trip app .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Mikkeli in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Museums Outdoors Wineries

Side Trips

Ollinmaki Winery, Pirtin perinnepuisto
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Mikkelin Taidemuseo ©
Mikkelin Taidemuseo
Headquarters Museum ©
Headquarters Museum
Pirtin perinnepuisto ©
Pirtin perinnepuisto

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Step off the beaten path and head to Siida and Lemmenjoki National Park. Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Lake Inari.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Inari trip planner .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Mikkeli to Inari in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Mikkeli in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Inari: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Tours Nature

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Siida ©
Siida
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Step off the beaten path and head to Kiutakongas Rapids and Safaris. Visiting Syote National Park and Julma Olkky will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Karhunkierros, look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare, and explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

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You can fly from Inari to Kuusamo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Kuusamo can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Syote National Park
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Syote National Park ©
Syote National Park
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Safaris

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 Ekenas Archipelago National Park. Visit Rock Church and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna for their historical value. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Runeberg Park (in Porvoo), Linden Esplanade (in Kotka) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, wander the streets of Ullanlinna, stroll through The Esplanadi Park, and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planning site .

You can fly from Kuusamo to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Kuusamo in August, you will find days in Helsinki are somewhat warmer (24°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Ekenas Archipelago National Park, Runeberg Park, Linden Esplanade, Nuuksio National Park
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park

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