26 days in Finland Itinerary

26 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Luxembourg City
Fly:  8 h 30 min
1
Tampere
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
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
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Mikkeli
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
7
Inari
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Serlachius Museum Gustaf and Aleksanterin Kirkko. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sarkanniemi Theme Park and The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo). Get out of town with these interesting Tampere side-trips: Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art (in Mantta-Vilppula), The Parola Armour Museum (in Parola) and Museo Militaria (in Hameenlinna). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church, and kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip planner.

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg to Tampere is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Traveling from Luxembourg City to Tampere, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Luxembourg City in August, things will get a bit cooler in Tampere: highs are around 23°C and lows about 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Rauma.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Mantta-Vilppula, The Parola Armour Museum, The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo), Museo Militaria
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Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art ©
Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

2
nights
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): stroll through Yyteri Beach, learn about all things military at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma. Here are some ideas for day two: visit a coastal fixture at Isokari Lighthouse.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Rauma travel planning website.

Drive from Tampere to Rauma in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Rauma sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Rauma

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Turku Castle and Naantali Old Town. Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova will appeal to museum buffs. When in Turku, make a side trip to see Louhisaari Manor in Askainen, approximately Askainen away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Turku trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Rauma to Turku by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

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. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, thencontemplate the long history of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, thensee the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, and finally take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter.

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Fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time 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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, thensee the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, and finally make a trip to Salpa Line.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Savonlinna online trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Mariehamn to Savonlinna in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. August in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. You'll set off for Mikkeli on the 13th (Tue).

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Kerimaki, 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. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): examine the collection at Headquarters Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mikkeli Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Mikkeli Rural Parish Church, explore the world behind art at Mikkelin Taidemuseo, thensee the interesting displays at Mannerheim`s Saloon Car, and finally learn about all things military at Communications Centre Lokki. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Pirtin perinnepuisto, head outdoors with Anjan Puisto, and then learn about winemaking at Ollinmaen Viinitila Oy.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Mikkeli trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Mikkeli takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Mikkeli sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Museums Outdoors Wineries

Side Trips

Ollinmaen Viinitila Oy, Pirtin perinnepuisto
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Mikkelin Taidemuseo ©
Mikkelin Taidemuseo
Headquarters Museum ©
Headquarters Museum
Communications Centre Lokki
Communications Centre Lokki

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Lemmenjoki National Park. And it doesn't end there: get outside with Lake Inari, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and experience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm.

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Getting from Mikkeli to Inari by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Mikkeli in August, plan for slightly colder days in Inari, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Karhunkierros and Julma Olkky. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids, explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, and look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare.

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Traveling by car from Inari to Kuusamo takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In August in Kuusamo, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Julma Olkky ©
Julma Olkky
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Nuuksio National Park and Aurinkolahti Beach. You'll explore and learn at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Linden Esplanade (in Kotka), Runeberg Park (in Porvoo) and Ekenas Archipelago National Park (in Raseborg). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, wander the streets of Katajanokka, and visit Ullanlinna.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Helsinki vacation maker app.

Getting from Kuusamo to Helsinki by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Kuusamo, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Linden Esplanade, Nuuksio National Park, Runeberg Park, Ekenas Archipelago National Park
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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