14 days in Helsinki, Turku & Savonlinna Itinerary

14 days in Helsinki, Turku & Savonlinna Itinerary

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14 days in Helsinki, Turku & Savonlinna Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Savonlinna
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
End: Helsinki

7
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.
Visit Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Rock Church for their historical value. Fortress of Suomenlinna and Kansallisgalleria are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Raseborg Castle (in Raseborg), Kotka (Santalahti Nature Trail & Linden Esplanade) and Aurlahti Beach (in Lohja). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Stromforsin ruukki, don't miss a visit to Market Square Kauppatori, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

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If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in September, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

Kotka, Porvoo, Raseborg Castle, Aurlahti Beach, Fazer Experience Visitor Centre
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 9th (Mon), browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly, then admire the landmark architecture of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, then pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, and finally step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. September in Turku sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Turku

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Shopping

Side Trips

Rauma, Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

3
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 12th (Thu): witness the site of a historic battle at Salpa Line, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, and finally stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Joutsenon kirkko, hike along Lammassaari Island, then examine the collection at Imatra Veteran’s Home Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Ruokolahden Kirkko.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip planner .

You can drive from Turku to Savonlinna in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in September, and nighttime lows around 44°F. On the 14th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Punkaharju, Kerimaki, Imatra, Joutsenon kirkko, Ruokolahden Kirkko
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

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