13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h 15​min
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Rauma
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
Tampere
— 1 night
train + Fly:  4​h
Oulu
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
Kuhmo
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
Porvoo
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h
End: London

3
nights
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Hietaranta Beach. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Fortress of Suomenlinna, browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Korkeasaari Zoo, and make a trip to Senate Square.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip maker website .

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 difference when traveling from London to Helsinki is 2 hours. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

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#Theme Parks, #Outdoors, #Historic Sites
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

2
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 23rd (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally have fun at Moomin World.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Turku day trip planning website .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Fun & Games

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Moomin World ©
Moomin World
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

few
hours
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. On the 24th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, stop by Ruokapuoti Lumo, see the interesting displays at Marela Museum House, brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, then explore the ancient world of The Ruins of the Church of the Holy Trinity, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Rauma journey maker .

Traveling by car from Turku to Rauma takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Rauma are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

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#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Shopping
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Marela Museum House ©
Marela Museum House
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

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 25th (Sat): look and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Tampere trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Rauma to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Oulu.

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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

1
night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nallikari Beach.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Oulu trip maker website .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Oulu takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. August in Oulu sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. On the 26th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus ©
Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi road trip planner.

Take a train from Oulu to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kuhmo.

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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

1
night
Kuhmo

Kuhmo ©
Kuhmo is a town and a municipality in Finland and is located at the south-eastern corner of the Kainuu region. Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Wild Taiga and then look for all kinds of wild species at Boreal Wildlife Centre.

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Drive from Rovaniemi to Kuhmo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuhmo

#Wildlife, #Parks
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Boreal Wildlife Centre ©
Boreal Wildlife Centre

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 29th (Wed), get in on the family fun at Punkaharjun Kesamaa and then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Savonlinna trip planner .

You can drive from Kuhmo to Savonlinna in 5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Theme Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Punkaharjun Kesamaa
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Punkaharjun Kesamaa ©
Punkaharjun Kesamaa
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle

1
night
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): have fun at Porvoo Swimming Pool, take in the pleasant sights at Telegrafberget, then examine the collection at Albert Edelfelt Studio Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Porvoo, and finally make a trip to Porvoo Old Town.

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You can drive from Savonlinna to Porvoo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Porvoo are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town
Telegrafberget ©
Telegrafberget

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