14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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14 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Chattanooga
Fly:  23​h 15​min
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Rauma
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Chattanooga

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get a sense of the local culture at Turku Castle and Kuusisto Bishop's Castle. Turku Cathedral and Kuusisto Manor will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya) and ArtBank (in Parainen). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, deepen your understanding of the past and present with Ett Hem Museum, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Turku trip itinerary maker .

Chattanooga, USA to Turku is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Chattanooga to Turku. In September, Turku is much colder than Chattanooga - with highs of 60°F and lows of 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trips

Kaarina, Kurjenrahka National Park, Moomin World, ArtBank
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

2
nights
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, stop by Ruokapuoti Lumo, then learn about all things military at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, and finally enjoy the sea views from Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Rauma vacation app .

Traveling by car from Turku to Rauma takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in September, and nighttime lows around 45°F. You'll set off for Savonlinna on the 8th (Sat).

Things to do in Rauma

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Shopping
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross
Ruokapuoti Lumo ©
Ruokapuoti Lumo

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral, appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then appreciate the history behind The Spirit of the fortress, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, and finally examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna online route planner .

Traveling by car from Rauma to Savonlinna takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in September, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trip

Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

4
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Rock Church and Fortress of Suomenlinna. Helsinki Cathedral and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum will appeal to history buffs. Pack the 13th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), don't miss a visit to Senate Square, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sibelius Monument, and contemplate the long history of Mannerheim Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Helsinki in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Theme Parks
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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