11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Belgrade
Fly:  7 h 45 min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 30 min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Rauma
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
5
Tampere
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  8 h 15 min
End: Belgrade

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The Esplanadi Park. Pack the 4th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Korkeasaari Zoo.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Helsinki holiday planner.

Belgrade, Serbia to Helsinki is an approximately 6- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Belgrade to Helsinki is 1 hour. Traveling from Belgrade in July, things will get little chillier in Helsinki: highs are around 25°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally contemplate the long history of Olavinlinnan Musta Passi.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Savonlinna road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Savonlinna takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Shopping
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

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 7th (Sat): get lost in a book at Turku City Library, stroll around Kupittaa Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then take in nature's colorful creations at Kultaranta Garden, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Turku route maker tool.

Getting from Savonlinna to Turku by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of flight and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Naantali
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

1
night
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, visit a coastal fixture at Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, get engrossed in the history at The Old Town Hall Museum, then see the interesting displays at Marela Museum House, then learn about all things military at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Rauma trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Turku to Rauma takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Rauma

Historic Sites Museums
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Marela Museum House ©
Marela Museum House
Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum ©
Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum

2
nights
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 10th (Tue): see the sky in a new way at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vanha Kirkko, kick back and relax at Suolijarvi Beach, and then take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere holiday planner.

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 July, daytime highs in Tampere are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Vanha Kirkko ©
Vanha Kirkko
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower

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