11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Lahti
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Helsinki
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + foot + tram:  16​h 45​min
End: Dallas

1
day
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. On the 10th (Fri), ponder the design of Musical Fountain and then get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Lahti trip itinerary planner .

Dallas, USA to Lahti is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Lahti is 8 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Dallas in May; daily highs in Lahti reach 60°F and lows reach 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lahti

Shopping
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Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall

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 11th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Savonlinna visit planner.

Getting from Lahti to Savonlinna by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In May, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Turku.

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

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Turku Castle and The Church of the Holy Cross. Your inner history buff will appreciate Turku Cathedral and Old Rauma. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly, have fun at Moomin World, and stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Turku itinerary planner.

Drive from Savonlinna to Turku in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Turku are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Rauma, Moomin World, Kauppakeskus Mylly, Kuusisto Manor
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

5
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.
Shop till you drop at Hakaniemi Market and Boss Shop. Popular historic sites such as Rock Church and Fortress of Suomenlinna are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, enjoy some friendly competition at Flamingo Entertainment Center, look for gifts at Marimekko, and browse the different shops at Kamppi Shopping Centre.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki travel site .

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. On the 19th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Flamingo Entertainment Center
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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