12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
1
Rauma
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Drive:  7​h 15​min
5
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
6
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: London

1
night
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, then take an in-depth tour of The Old Town Hall Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Isokari Lighthouse.

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London, UK to Rauma is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from London to Rauma, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from London in August; daily highs in Rauma reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Rauma

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Isokari Lighthouse, Yyteri Beach
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Isokari Lighthouse ©
Isokari Lighthouse

2
nights
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 13th (Tue): deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Vepsa Island, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, then explore the world behind art at Ett Hem Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Turku Art Museum.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku holiday planning tool .

Traveling by car from Rauma to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Beaches
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): visit a coastal fixture at Archipelago National Park. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Soderlangvik and then identify plant and animal life at Oro.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kimito Island vacation planner .

Drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Kimito Island, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro
Soderlangvik ©
Soderlangvik

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 17th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Savonlinna online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Savonlinna takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): admire all the interesting features of Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, then trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, and then explore the stunning scenery at Kiutakongas Rapids.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kuusamo online trip planner .

Drive from Savonlinna to Kuusamo in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm ©

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rock Church, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki journey planning site .

Getting from Kuusamo to Helsinki by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Kuusamo in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park

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