12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
3
Kimito Island
— 1 night
4
Turku
— 3 nights
5
Rauma
— 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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Hietaniemi Cemetery.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online route planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. While traveling from Tel Aviv, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Savonlinna trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Helsinki to Savonlinna in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 16th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Archipelago National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Oro.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kimito Island online travel route builder.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Kimito Island in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Kimito Island are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

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

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Step out of the city life by going to Teijo National Park and Vepsa Island. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Turku Castle and Naantali Church. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

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

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Naantali Church, Teijo National Park
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

2
nights
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. On the 21st (Wed), get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, get engrossed in the history at The Old Town Hall Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Rauma online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Rauma takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Rauma are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Rauma

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Yyteri Beach
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

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