12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Tampere
— 1 night
2
Rauma
— 1 night
3
Turku
— 2 nights
4
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
5
Imatra
— 1 night
6
Helsinki
— 4 nights

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Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Suolijarvi Beach.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Tampere trip itinerary builder tool.

London, UK to Tampere is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from London to Tampere, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Tampere, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Tampere

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

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Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of The Old Town Hall Museum, take some stellar pictures from Rauma Water Tower, examine the collection at Marela Museum House, then learn about all things military at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Rauma trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Tampere to Rauma in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Rauma

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 29 — 30:
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The Old Town Hall Museum ©
The Old Town Hall Museum
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Marela Museum House ©
Marela Museum House

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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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally explore the striking landscape of Kurjenrahka National Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Turku trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rauma to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 1:
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Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Linnansaari National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, then appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, then step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, and finally step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Savonlinna trip maker.

Getting from Turku to Savonlinna by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or fly. September in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 1 — 3:
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

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Imatra

Imatra ©
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, then step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island, and then learn about all things military at Imatra Veteran’s Home Museum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Imatra trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Savonlinna to Imatra in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Imatra

Nature · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 4:
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Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Relax by the water at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Temppeliaukio Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, head off the coast to Pihlajasaari Recreational Park, and get outside with Haagan Alppiruusupuisto.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki driving holiday app.

Drive from Imatra to Helsinki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Helsinki sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 8:
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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