8 days in Finnish Archipelago & Tampere Itinerary

8 days in Finnish Archipelago & Tampere Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland route planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Rauma
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Minneapolis

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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 20th (Mon): examine the collection at Kylamaki Village of Living History, then browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, admire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, steep yourself in history at Abo Akademi, then take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, then let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, and finally walk around Kupittaa Park.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku online journey planner.

Minneapolis, USA to Turku is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Minneapolis to Turku is 8 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Minneapolis in September, with highs in Turku at 60°F and lows at 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Rauma

— 2 nights
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): explore the ancient world of The Ruins of the Church of the Holy Trinity, explore the world behind art at Rauma Art Museum, see the interesting displays at Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, then stop by Ruokapuoti Lumo, then get engrossed in the history at The Old Town Hall Museum, and finally enjoy the sea views from Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Rauma Water Tower, visit a coastal fixture at Isokari Lighthouse, and then get outside with Kuuskajaskari.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Rauma vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Turku to Rauma in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Rauma, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Rauma

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vanha Kirkko, stop by Tallipihan Suklaapuoti, then see the interesting displays at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, then pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church, and finally examine the collection at Tampere City Library, Metso.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Tampere holiday app.

Traveling by car from Rauma to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip