13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Rauma
— 1 night
Fly
4
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Fly
5
Porvoo
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Sipoo
— 1 night
Drive
7
Hanko
— 2 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Milan

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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.
Pack the 17th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki route planner.

Milan, Italy to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Milan in August, with highs in Helsinki at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 18:

Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 19th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the collection at Turku City Library, explore the galleries of Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally view the masterpieces at Galleria Joella.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Turku day trip planning website.

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 18 — 20:

Rauma

— 1 night
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, examine the collection at Marela Museum House, delve into the distant past at The Ruins of the Church of the Holy Trinity, pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, then explore the world behind art at Rauma Art Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Rauma trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Turku to Rauma takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Rauma, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to fly to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Rauma

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 21:

Savonlinna

— 1 day
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 22nd (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, contemplate the long history of Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then appreciate the history behind The Spirit of the fortress, then browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square, and finally stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna attractions planning site.

You can fly from Rauma to Savonlinna in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Porvoo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 21 — 22:

Porvoo

— 2 nights
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
On the 23rd (Thu), steep yourself in history at The Runeberg Home, revel in the low prices at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, examine the collection at Porvoo Museum/Holm House, then admire the striking features of Cathedral of Porvoo, and finally make a trip to Porvoo Old Town. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Söderskärin majakka, contemplate the long history of Stromforsin Ruukki, then pause for some serene contemplation at Loviisan kirkko, and finally stroll around Runeberg Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Porvoo day trip planning tool.

Fly from Savonlinna to Porvoo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sipoo.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 22 — 24:

Sipoo

— 1 night
Sipoo is a municipality of Finland. On the 25th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jarvenpaan kirkko, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ainola - The Home of Aino and Jean Sibelius, then admire the masterpieces at Halosenniemi Museum, and finally examine the collection at Lotta Museum.

You can plan Sipoo trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Sipoo is just a stone's throw from Porvoo. In August in Sipoo, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hanko.

Things to do in Sipoo

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 24 — 25:

Hanko

— 2 nights
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Fiskars Village, explore the historical opulence of Raseborg Castle, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Snappertunan kirkko.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Hanko online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Sipoo to Hanko takes 2.5 hours. August in Hanko sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. On the 27th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hanko

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 25 — 27:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."