8 days in Lakeland & Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

8 days in Lakeland & Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tampere
— 1 day
2
Rauma
— 1 night
3
Turku
— 1 night
4
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
5
Savonlinna
— 1 day
6
Hanko
— 2 nights

1
day
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, thenexamine the collection at Sara Hilden Art Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere itinerary maker tool.

Genoa, Italy to Tampere is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Genoa to Tampere is 1 hour. Traveling from Genoa in August, expect nights in Tampere to be cooler, around °C, while days are slightly colder, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Tampere

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Sara Hilden Art Museum ©
Sara Hilden Art Museum
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

1
night
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, see the interesting displays at Marela Museum House, take an in-depth tour of The Old Town Hall Museum, thenget to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, thensee the interesting displays at Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Rauma holiday 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. August in Rauma sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Rauma

Museums Historic Sites
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The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross
Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum ©
Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum
Marela Museum House ©
Marela Museum House

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night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, thenstep into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally get engrossed in the history at Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Turku route tool.

Traveling by car from Rauma to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Turku are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums
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Archangel Michael's church ©
Archangel Michael's church
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House ©
Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House

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night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 8th (Thu), examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, thentest your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, thenstep off the mainland to explore Kobba Klintar, and finally explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Mariehamn driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Kobba Klintar ©
Kobba Klintar
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern

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day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, appreciate the history behind The Spirit of the fortress, thencontemplate the long history of Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, thenexamine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Savonlinna tour planner.

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Hanko.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums
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Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

2
nights
Hanko

Hanko ©
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bellevue Beach, take in panoramic vistas at Hanko Water Tower, and then hike along Tulliniemi Nature Path. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Snappertunan kirkko and then explore the ancient world of Raseborg Castle.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Hanko travel app.

Explore your travel options from Savonlinna to Hanko with the Route module. In August, daily temperatures in Hanko can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanko

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Snappertunan kirkko, Raseborg Castle
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Raseborg Castle ©
Raseborg Castle
Tulliniemi Nature Path ©
Tulliniemi Nature Path
Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach

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