9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland attractions planner

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Fly
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Rauma
— 2 nights
Fly
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Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Drive
3
Juva
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights

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Rauma

— 2 nights
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. On the 18th (Sun), head outdoors with Kuuskajaskari, explore the world behind art at Teresia and Rafael Lonnstrom Home Museum, delve into the distant past at The Ruins of the Church of the Holy Trinity, explore the world behind art at Rauma Art Museum, then examine the collection at Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Burial Site of Sammallahdenmaki. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Herrainpaivat Beach, admire the striking features of Palace of Junnelius, take some stellar pictures from Rauma Water Tower, then take an in-depth tour of The Old Town Hall Museum, and finally look for gifts at Ruokapuoti Lumo.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Rauma road trip website.

Helsinki to Rauma is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. August in Rauma sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Rauma

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 17 — 19:

Mariehamn, Aland Island

— 1 night
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, walk around Lilla holmen, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally examine the collection at Museumship Pommern.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Mariehamn trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Rauma to Mariehamn in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. August in Mariehamn sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Juva.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Parks

Side Trip

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Juva

— 2 nights
On the 21st (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. George Church, then get outside with Anjan Puisto, and then get into the urban bustle at Konsertti-ja Kongressitalo Mikaeli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mikkeli Rural Parish Church, then take in the pleasant sights at Neitvuori, and then make a trip to Rapio Mill.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Juva trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Mariehamn to Juva in 14 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Juva can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Juva

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 20 — 22:

Helsinki

— 3 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kaivopuisto. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Hakaniemi Market, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, browse the exhibits of Mannerheim Museum, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo).

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki vacation site.

Getting from Juva to Helsinki by car takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks
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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 travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Military Museums · Historic Sites