8 days in Lakeland & Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

8 days in Lakeland & Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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8 days in Lakeland & Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Start: Genoa
Fly + train:  9​h 30​min
1
Tampere
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
2
Rauma
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
4
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Hanko
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Genoa

1
day
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, then examine the collection at Sara Hilden Art Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Tampere road trip app .

Genoa, Italy to Tampere is an approximately 9.5-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. When traveling from Genoa in August, plan for slightly colder days in Tampere, with highs around 23°C, while nights are colder with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Rauma.

Things to do in Tampere

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

1
night
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): learn about all things military at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, examine the collection at Marela Museum House, take an in-depth tour of The Old Town Hall Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, then see 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 see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Rauma day trip website .

Getting from Tampere to Rauma by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August in Rauma, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car 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
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Ett Hem Museum, then don't miss a visit to Archangel Michael's church, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally take an in-depth tour of Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Turku sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Rauma to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Archangel Michael's church ©
Archangel Michael's church
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then step off the mainland to explore Kobba Klintar, and finally steep yourself in history at Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Mariehamn trip itinerary app .

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, daytime highs in Mariehamn are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough 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

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, appreciate the history behind The Spirit of the fortress, then contemplate the long history of Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Savonlinna takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Hanko.

Things to do in Savonlinna

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

2
nights
Hanko

Hanko ©
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Bellevue Beach, then don't miss a visit to Hanko Water Tower, and then trek along Tulliniemi Nature Path. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Snappertunan kirkko and then delve into the distant past at Raseborg Castle.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Hanko trip itinerary maker .

Explore your travel options from Savonlinna to Hanko with the Route module. In August, daytime highs in Hanko are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°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

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Raseborg Castle, Snappertunan kirkko
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Raseborg Castle ©
Raseborg Castle
Snappertunan kirkko ©
Snappertunan kirkko

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