27 days in Finland Itinerary

27 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel route planner

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Fly
1
Helsinki
— 7 nights
Drive
2
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Rantasalmi
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Mantta-Vilppula
— 1 night
Drive
5
Tampere
— 4 nights
Drive
6
Rauma
— 6 nights
Drive
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Naantali
Taxi to Turku, Ferry to Mariehamn
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Mariehamn
— 1 day
Ferry
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Turku
— 2 nights
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Helsinki

— 7 nights

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 The National Museum of Finland and Market Square Kauppatori. Your inner history buff will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo), Raseborg Castle (in Raseborg) and Heureka (in Vantaa). Pack the 21st (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, take in nature's colorful creations at Kaisaniemi Botanic Garden, and look for gifts at Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa).

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip app.

Toulouse, France to Helsinki is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Toulouse to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toulouse in March, expect nights in Helsinki to be little chillier, around -5°C, while days are colder, around 3°C. You'll set off for Savonlinna on the 23rd (Tue).

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 16 — 23:

Savonlinna

— 2 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Savonlinna by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in March, and nighttime lows around -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Rantasalmi.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 23 — 25:

Rantasalmi

— 2 nights
Rantasalmi is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Southern Savonia region. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Linnansaari National Park and New Valamo Monastery. Take a break from Rantasalmi with a short trip to Lintula Convent in Heinavesi, about 1h 5 min away.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Rantasalmi online travel route builder.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Rantasalmi takes an hour. March in Rantasalmi sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -5°C at night. You will leave for Mantta-Vilppula on the 27th (Sat).

Things to do in Rantasalmi

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 25 — 27:

Mantta-Vilppula

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art, explore the world behind art at Serlachius Museum Gustaf, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Old Church of Keuruu.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Mantta-Vilppula road trip site.

Getting from Rantasalmi to Mantta-Vilppula by car takes about 3.5 hours. In March in Mantta-Vilppula, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Mantta-Vilppula

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 27 — 28:

Tampere

— 4 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Appreciate the collections at Spy Museum and Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Stone Castle of Pirunvuori are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Holy Cross Church (in Parola) and Hameenlinna (Ahvenisto, Palander House, &more). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Tampere day trip website.

Getting from Mantta-Vilppula to Tampere by car takes about 1.5 hours. March in Tampere sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rauma.

Things to do in Tampere

Theme Parks · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 28 — Apr 1:

Rauma

— 6 nights
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Rauma and Burial Site of Sammallahdenmaki. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Yyteri Beach and Villa Mairea. Change things up with a short trip to Kirjurinluoto in Pori (about 46 minutes away).

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Rauma day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Rauma takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. April in Rauma sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of -1°C at night. On the 7th (Wed), you're off to Naantali.

Things to do in Rauma

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 1 — 7:

Naantali

Naantali is a town in south-western Finland, known as one of the most important tourist centres of the country. On the 7th (Wed), have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Naantali trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Rauma to Naantali in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Naantali can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Naantali

Fun & Games
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 8:

Mariehamn

— 1 day
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Mariehamn trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Naantali to Mariehamn by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In April in Mariehamn, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 7 — 8:

Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. Discover out-of-the-way places like Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova and Turun Taidehalli. Next up on the itinerary: browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, make a splash at JukuPark Turku, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and enjoy some diversion at Flowpark Turku.

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You can fly from Mariehamn to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In April, daytime highs in Turku are 9°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 8 — 11:

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."

Aland Island travel guide

3.8
Specialty Museums · Military Museums · Historic Sites
There are many things that distinguish the autonomous Aland Islands from the rest of Finland, including the fact that they have their own parliament, issue their own stamps, and speak Swedish as the official language. The archipelago, situated in the Gulf of Bothnia, includes over 6,000 islands, of which about 80 are inhabited. Many of the area's dining and accommodation options can be found on the picturesque main island, where 90 percent of the population resides. Natural beauty and an assortment of historical buildings make the islands an attractive holiday option. With a very flat landscape, cycling is one of the most popular, efficient, and enjoyable ways to get around. Regular ferries hop between the isles.