12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland journey planner
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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Rauma
— 1 night
Fly
4
Aland Island
— 2 nights
Drive to Mariehamn, Fly to Turku
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Turku
— 2 nights
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Helsinki — 4 nights

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.
Get some cultural insight at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The National Museum of Finland. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Mannerheim Museum. And it doesn't end there: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo).

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki driving holiday planner.

Gothenburg, Sweden to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Gothenburg to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Tampere.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Adventure · Outdoors
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Tampere — 2 nights

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then shop like a local with Valokuvakeskus Nykyaika, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Nasinneula Tower, then enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and then contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, use the Tampere trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Rauma.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife
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Rauma — 1 night

Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, and then enjoy the sea views from Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Rauma route planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Rauma in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Rauma, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Aland Island.
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Historic Sites
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at The Aland Island Art Museum. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, get engrossed in the history at The Cultural History Museum of Aland, and then see what you can catch with JaRo Guiding.

Make your Aland Island itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Rauma to Aland Island by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. In August, daily temperatures in Aland Island can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Turku.
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Museums · Childrens Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Turku — 2 nights

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 19th (Sat): explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, then take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, then brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Martinkirkko. On the next day, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo and then take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Turku holiday planner.

Do a combination of car and flight from Aland Island to Turku in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. August in Turku sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive back home.
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Finland travel guide

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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."
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