12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
2
Porvoo
— 2 nights
3
Turku
— 2 nights
4
Rauma
— 2 nights
5
Hanko
— 2 nights

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and King's Road. Get a sense of the local culture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa) and Arctic Expedition (in Espoo). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, look for all kinds of wild species at Laajalahti Nature Reserve, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and see the interesting displays at Vantaa Art Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary builder app.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiports are Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Turku Airport and Tampere-Pirkkala Airport. In April, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Vantaa, Espoo, King's Road
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): contemplate the long history of The Runeberg Home, pause for some serene contemplation at Loviisan kirkko, then explore the striking landscape at Hiidenkirnut, and finally make a trip to Söderskärin majakka. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Castle Hill, take a stroll around Taidetehdas - Culture and Congress Center, then walk around Runeberg Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Porvoo, and finally make a trip to Porvoo Old Town.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Porvoo trip planner.

Drive from Helsinki to Porvoo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Porvoo can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Loviisan kirkko, Hiidenkirnut
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Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
Loviisan kirkko ©
Loviisan kirkko
The Runeberg Home ©
The Runeberg Home

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 19th (Fri): kick back and relax at Vepsa Island, then admire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and then cool off at JukuPark Turku.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Turku online tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Porvoo to Turku takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or fly. In April in Turku, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors · Theme Parks · Wildlife
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

2
nights
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): learn about all things military at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, examine the collection at Marela Museum House, examine the collection at Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Burial Site of Sammallahdenmaki, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sea views from Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, then take an in-depth tour of The Old Town Hall Museum, then stop by Ruokapuoti Lumo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Rauma day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Turku to Rauma takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Rauma sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Hanko.

Things to do in Rauma

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko)
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The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum ©
Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum

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nights
Hanko

Hanko ©
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. On the 23rd (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ekenas Archipelago National Park.

Before you visit Hanko, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Rauma to Hanko in 3 hours. In April in Hanko, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanko

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Raseborg
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Ekenas Archipelago National Park ©
Ekenas Archipelago National Park
Raseborg Castle ©
Raseborg Castle

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