12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Jyvaskyla
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: London

1
night
Helsinki

Helsinki
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.
For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. You'll set off for Jyvaskyla on the 26th (Thu).

Things to do in Helsinki

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours
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2
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Paijatsalo Trail and Church of Keuruu. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Car Museum Wanhat Wehkeet and Old Church of Keuruu. There's much more to do: hike along Nyrolan luontopolku, stroll through Tourujoen luontopolku, and snap pictures at Karkisten Silta.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Jyvaskyla road trip planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Jyvaskyla in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

#Parks, #Trails, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Keuruu, Paijatsalo Trail, Car Museum Wanhat Wehkeet
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Paijatsalo Trail ©
Paijatsalo Trail
Church of Keuruu ©
Church of Keuruu
Car Museum Wanhat Wehkeet ©
Car Museum Wanhat Wehkeet

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Siikalahti Wetland, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, then witness the site of a historic battle at Salpa Line, and finally make a trip to Riihisaari.

Plan my day in Savonlinna using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Jyvaskyla to Savonlinna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Tampere.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Kerimaki, Siikalahti Wetland
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Taito Shop Savonlinna ©
Taito Shop Savonlinna

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): examine the collection at Tampere City Library, Metso, then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then examine the collection at Moomin Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Tampere online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Tampere takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July in Tampere, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Beaches, #Museums
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Moomin Museum ©
Moomin Museum
Tampere City Library, Metso ©
Tampere City Library, Metso

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
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 1st (Wed): hike along The Archipelago Trail, take an in-depth tour of The Old Town Hall Museum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Louhisaari Manor and then trek along Tulliniemi Nature Path.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Turku trip maker site .

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Turku are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Fri) before leaving for Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

#Trails, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Rauma, Tulliniemi Nature Path, Louhisaari Manor
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross
Louhisaari Manor ©
Louhisaari Manor

2
nights
Helsinki

Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo) and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Nuuksio National Park.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park

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