11 days in Helsinki, Turku & Savonlinna Itinerary

11 days in Helsinki, Turku & Savonlinna Itinerary

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11 days in Helsinki, Turku & Savonlinna Itinerary

Start: Colombo
Fly:  14​h
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Colombo

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Oodi Central Library as well as Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

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Colombo, Sri Lanka to Helsinki is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Eastern European Time is minus 3 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Colombo in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites
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Oodi Central Library ©
Oodi Central Library

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes JukuPark Turku is open 1 of September?, Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, Moomin World, and other attractions you added. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Turku trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Turku are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Savonlinna Cathedral, Savonlinna Provincial Museum, Olavinlinna Castle, and other attractions you added. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and then explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Savonlinna itinerary maker .

Drive from Turku to Savonlinna in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Turku in December: high temperatures in Savonlinna hover around -1°C and lows are around -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

4
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Your list of things to see and do now includes Hakaniemi Market, Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa), Market Square Kauppatori, and other attractions.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Helsinki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Savonlinna in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Theme Parks Shopping
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
The National Museum of Finland ©
The National Museum of Finland
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka

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