12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

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

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 25th (Sat), look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip builder app .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in August, expect Rovaniemi to be a bit cooler, temps between 20°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 27th (Mon), appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral, stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Linnansaari National Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna trip itinerary app .

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Savonlinna in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Linnansaari National Park
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

1
day
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Mustasaari trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Mustasaari takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, daily temperatures in Mustasaari can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Rauma.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
night
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, see the interesting displays at Marela Museum House, explore the ancient world of The Ruins of the Church of the Holy Trinity, admire the masterpieces at Rauma Art Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, and finally stop by Ruokapuoti Lumo.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Rauma itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Mustasaari to Rauma takes 3.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Rauma

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

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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 31st (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, and finally enjoy some diversion at Moomin World. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sat): get lost in a book at Turku City Library, then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally explore the historical opulence of Kuusisto Bishop's Castle.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Turku online road trip planner .

You can drive from Rauma to Turku in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Kuusisto Bishop's Castle, Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): visit a coastal fixture at Archipelago National Park.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kimito Island tour itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Kimito Island are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

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.
Rock Church and Helsinki Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Pack the 5th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Fortress of Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sibelius Monument, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Helsinki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In September in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks
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Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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