9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland journey planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Rauma
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Rauma
— 3 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 1 night
Fly to Mariehamn, Drive to Aland Island
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Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly

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Rauma

— 3 nights
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, look for gifts at Ruokapuoti Lumo, then stop by Patakirppis, and finally get outside with Kuuskajaskari. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of The Old Town Hall Museum, then kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rauma itinerary website.

Manchester, UK to Rauma is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Rauma

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 2 — 5:

Turku

— 1 night
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 5th (Thu): admire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then explore the striking landscape of Kurjenrahka National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Turku trip planner.

Getting from Rauma to Turku by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July in Turku, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Aland Island.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 5 — 6:

Aland Island

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter, step off the mainland to explore Kobba Klintar, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally examine the collection at Museumship Pommern.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Aland Island trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Turku to Aland Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. In July in Aland Island, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Aland Island

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 8:

Helsinki

— 2 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Kansallisgalleria. Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, stop by Okra, browse the range of quality goods at Stockmann Department Store, and make a trip to Market Square Kauppatori.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Aland Island to Helsinki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Adventure
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 10:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."