12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
bus:  45​min
2
Porvoo
— 2 nights
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Rauma
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Hanko
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: Helsinki

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto and King's Road. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Arctic Expedition, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Laajalahti Nature Reserve, and see the interesting displays at Vantaa Art Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary website .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In April, daytime highs in Helsinki are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

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

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): steep yourself in history at The Runeberg Home, pause for some serene contemplation at Loviisan kirkko, then take in the dramatic natural features at Hiidenkirnut, and finally don't miss a visit to Söderskärin majakka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Castle Hill, take a stroll around Taidetehdas - Culture and Congress Center, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Runeberg Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Porvoo, and finally make a trip to Porvoo Old Town.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Porvoo trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Helsinki to Porvoo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Porvoo sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Hiidenkirnut, Loviisan kirkko
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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.
On the 19th (Fri), kick back and relax at Vepsa Island, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and then cool off at JukuPark Turku.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Turku travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Porvoo to Turku takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

Theme Parks Beaches Nature
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Start 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, then examine the collection at Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, then stroll the grounds of Burial Site of Sammallahdenmaki, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko). Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sea views from Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, take an in-depth tour of The Old Town Hall Museum, then stop by Ruokapuoti Lumo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Rauma trip planner .

Traveling by car from Turku to Rauma takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Rauma, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to 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

2
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 striking landscape of Ekenas Archipelago National Park.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Hanko route maker site .

You can drive from Rauma to Hanko in 3 hours. In April, daytime highs in Hanko are 9°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. On the 24th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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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