11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Train + Fly:  6 h 15 min
1
Helsinki
— Few hours
Drive:  3 h
2
Jyvaskyla
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  6 h 15 min
End: London

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Laajalahti Nature Reserve.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki vacation planner.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Helsinki

Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Laajalahti Nature Reserve
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Laajalahti Nature Reserve ©
Laajalahti Nature Reserve

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Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. On the 27th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Oravivuori Triangulation Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Old Church of Keuruu, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Keuruu, then walk around Tourujoen Luontopolku, and finally snap pictures at Kuokkalan silta. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Leivonmaki National Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Jyvaskyla itinerary planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Jyvaskyla in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Jyvaskyla are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Keuruu, Oravivuori Triangulation Tower, Leivonmaki National Park
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Leivonmaki National Park ©
Leivonmaki National Park
Church of Keuruu ©
Church of Keuruu
Kuokkalan silta ©
Kuokkalan silta

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 29th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, get answers to all your questions at Riihisaari, appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then appreciate the history behind The Spirit of the fortress, and finally make a trip to Pikkukirkko.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Savonlinna trip planning app.

You can drive from Jyvaskyla to Savonlinna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 30th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa and then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Tue): take in the views from Hameensilta, then learn about all things military at The Parola Armour Museum, then contemplate the long history of Birthplace of Jean Sibelius, and finally get engrossed in the history at Visavuori.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Tampere day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Tampere takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

The Parola Armour Museum, Visavuori, St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa, Birthplace of Jean Sibelius
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa ©
St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa
Birthplace of Jean Sibelius ©
Birthplace of Jean Sibelius

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Turku trip planner.

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Kultaranta Garden
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Archangel Michael's church ©
Archangel Michael's church
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo) and then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Porvoo. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, then steep yourself in history at Mannerheim Museum, and then kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach.

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Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Cathedral of Porvoo
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Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum
Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo

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