13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Perugia
train + Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Hamina
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Raseborg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Turku
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Tampere
— 3 nights
+2
train + Fly + train:  11​h 15​min
End: Perugia

2
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Mannerheim Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Rock Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and have fun at Murulandia.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip builder tool .

Perugia, Italy to Helsinki is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Perugia to Helsinki. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Perugia in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Hamina.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

1
night
Hamina

Hamina ©
Hamina is a town and a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kotka Church, don't miss a visit to Main Building of Military School, don't miss a visit to Hamina Town Hall, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Marian Kirkko.

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Traveling by car from Helsinki to Hamina takes 2 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in December; daily highs in Hamina reach -1°C and lows reach -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Hamina

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kotka Church, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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Marian Kirkko ©
Marian Kirkko
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry ©
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral ©

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 26th (Wed), examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Savonlinna road trip app .

Traveling by car from Hamina to Savonlinna takes 3 hours. In December in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between -1°C during the day and -7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Raseborg.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kerimaki Church
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Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

1
night
Raseborg

Raseborg ©
Raseborg is a town and municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhan Katarinan kirkko, pause for some serene contemplation at Snappertunan kirkko, delve into the distant past at Raseborg Castle, then take an in-depth tour of Ekenas Museum, and finally make a trip to Ekenas Old Town.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Raseborg trip itinerary planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Savonlinna to Raseborg. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Raseborg

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Snappertunan kirkko, Pyhan Katarinan kirkko
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Raseborg Castle ©
Raseborg Castle
Snappertunan kirkko ©
Snappertunan kirkko
Ekenas Museum ©
Ekenas Museum

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Turku Castle and The Church of the Holy Cross. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Turku Cathedral and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Change things up with these side-trips from Turku: Rauma (Old Rauma & Marela Museum House). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Joella, take in the architecture and design of Abo Akademi, and examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Turku trip app .

Getting from Raseborg to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Rauma
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): see the interesting displays at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, and finally contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Tammelan kirkko, steep yourself in history at Jokioinen Museum Railway, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa.

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Getting from Turku to Tampere by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Tammelan kirkko, Jokioinen Museum Railway, St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa
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Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral
St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa ©
St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa
Jokioinen Museum Railway ©
Jokioinen Museum Railway

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