12 days in Turku, Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

12 days in Turku, Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland route maker

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Turku
— 3 nights
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 1 day
Drive
3
Koli National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Turku

— 3 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You've now added BrewDog Turku to your itinerary. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhan Marttyyrikeisarinna Aleksandran Kirkko, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, and wander the streets of Naantali Old Town.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Turku trip planner.

Helsinki to Turku is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Nightlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 13 — 16:

Savonlinna

— 1 day
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 17th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Savonlinna trip planner.

Getting from Turku to Savonlinna by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. September in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 16 — 17:

Koli National Park

— 4 nights
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Venture out of the city with trips to Joensuu (Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden & Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla). The adventure continues: enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, relax and rejuvenate at Koli Relax Spa, and hike along Paha-Koli Hill.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park tour planning tool.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Koli National Park in 3 hours. In September, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 17 — 21:

Helsinki

— 3 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki tour itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Koli National Park to Helsinki. In September, daytime highs in Helsinki are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 24: