11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

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
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Rock Church. Pack the 4th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and stroll through Korkeasaari Zoo.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip maker app .

Belgrade, Serbia to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Belgrade to Helsinki is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Belgrade in July; daily highs in Helsinki reach 25°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

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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.
On the 6th (Fri), pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral, look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, then don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally steep yourself in history at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Savonlinna online trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Helsinki to Savonlinna in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Savonlinna

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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): browse the collection at Turku City Library, stroll through Kupittaa Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then make a trip to Kultaranta Garden, and finally enjoy some diversion at Moomin World. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Ett Hem Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Turku journey planner.

Getting from Savonlinna to Turku by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

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Kultaranta Garden
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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. On the 9th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere 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 examine the collection at Marela Museum House, then learn about all things military at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Rauma road trip planning tool .

Getting from Turku to Rauma by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Rauma

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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Old Town Hall Museum ©
The Old Town Hall Museum

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): look and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Vanha Kirkko, then kick back and relax at Suolijarvi Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Rauma to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Tampere are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Vanha Kirkko ©
Vanha Kirkko
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©

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