13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Rauma
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
4
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
5
Porvoo
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
6
Sipoo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Hanko
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Milan

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.
Pack the 17th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Korkeasaari Zoo, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Esplanadi Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary site .

Milan, Italy to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Milan to Helsinki. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Milan in August; daily highs in Helsinki reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Theme Parks, #Historic Sites, #Parks
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then explore the galleries of Turku Castle, and finally enjoy some diversion at Moomin World. Keep things going the next day: get lost in a book at Turku City Library, then brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally view the masterpieces at Galleria Joella.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Turku trip maker tool .

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Fun & Games

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Moomin World ©
Moomin World

1
night
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. On the 21st (Tue), learn about all things military at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, see the interesting displays at Marela Museum House, delve into the distant past at The Ruins of the Church of the Holy Trinity, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, then admire the masterpieces at Rauma Art Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma.

To see photos and other tourist information, read Rauma online day trip planner .

You can drive from Turku to Rauma in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August in Rauma, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Rauma

#Museums, #Historic Sites
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
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, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, appreciate the history behind 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 see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Rauma to Savonlinna in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. August in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Porvoo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites, #Shopping

Side Trip

Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

2
nights
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
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, then see the interesting displays at Porvoo Museum/Holm House, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Porvoo, and finally make a trip to Porvoo Old Town. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sea views from Söderskärin majakka, then go for a walk through Stromforsin ruukki, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Loviisan kirkko, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Runeberg Park.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Porvoo trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Porvoo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Sipoo.

Things to do in Porvoo

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods, #Shopping

Side Trips

Stromforsin ruukki, Loviisan kirkko
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Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town
Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki

1
night
Sipoo

Sipoo ©
Sipoo is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Jarvenpaan kirkko, then browse the exhibits of Ainola - The Home of Aino and Jean Sibelius, then admire the masterpieces at Halosenniemi Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Lotta Museum.

Planning Sipoo trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Sipoo is just a short distance from Porvoo. In August, daytime highs in Sipoo are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Hanko.

Things to do in Sipoo

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trips

Jarvenpaa, Tuusula
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Jarvenpaan kirkko ©
Jarvenpaan kirkko
Halosenniemi Museum ©
Halosenniemi Museum

2
nights
Hanko

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

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Hanko itinerary maker tool .

Drive from Sipoo to Hanko in 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Hanko can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. 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

Fiskars Village, Raseborg Castle, Fagervik Museum, Snappertunan kirkko
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Raseborg Castle ©
Raseborg Castle
Fiskars Village ©
Fiskars Village
Snappertunan kirkko ©
Snappertunan kirkko

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