12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

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

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Keep things going the next day: gain insight at Turku Cathedral, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, and finally hike along The Archipelago Trail.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku online driving holiday planner .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Turku is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Turku is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Amsterdam in September: high temperatures in Turku hover around 18°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Archangel Michael's church ©
Archangel Michael's church
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
day
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, then stop by Ruokapuoti Lumo, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, and finally enjoy the sea views from Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Rauma trip builder .

Getting from Turku to Rauma by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Rauma

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross
Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum ©
Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): visit a coastal fixture at Archipelago National Park. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Helsingholm Guest Harbour and then take an in-depth tour of Soderlangvik.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kimito Island day trip planner.

You can drive from Rauma to Kimito Island in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Tours Historic Sites
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Helsingholm Guest Harbour ©
Helsingholm Guest Harbour

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 22nd (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, then stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, and finally explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Savonlinna itinerary maker tool .

Drive from Kimito Island to Savonlinna in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

3
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Lappeen Marian kirkko, then pause for some serene contemplation at Lauritsala Church, and then see the interesting displays at Salpa Line Museum. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, pause for some serene contemplation at Lappeenrannan kirkko, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joutsenon kirkko, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tainionkosken Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Nicholas, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ruokolahden Kirkko.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Lappeenranta planning website .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Lappeenranta are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Ruotsinpyhtaa.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Imatra, Ruokolahden Kirkko, Salpa Line Museum
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Lappeen Marian kirkko ©
Lappeen Marian kirkko
Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Lauritsala Church ©
Lauritsala Church

1
night
Ruotsinpyhtaa

Ruotsinpyhtaa ©
Ruotsinpyhtää is a former municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, pause for some serene contemplation at Loviisan kirkko, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Stromforsin ruukki, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, then take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, then steep yourself in history at Main Building of Military School, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Ruotsinpyhtaa online travel planner .

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Ruotsinpyhtaa in 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Ruotsinpyhtaa can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ruotsinpyhtaa

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Kotka, Hamina, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Loviisan kirkko, Arboretum Mustila
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Loviisan kirkko ©
Loviisan kirkko
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral ©

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