13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Fly:  5 h 45 min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
2
Savonlinna
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Rauma
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Tampere
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  7 h 15 min
End: London

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Katajanokka. Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo) will appeal to museum buffs. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Cathedral of Porvoo in Porvoo, about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Mannerheim Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), get your game on at Labyrinth Games Room Escape, and stroll around The Esplanadi Park.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from London to Helsinki, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, Helsinki is little chillier than London - with highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Cathedral of Porvoo
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, thenstep into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Kirkkoniemen Kellotapuli, do a tasting at Ollinmaen Viinitila Oy, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Ruokolahden Kirkko.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Savonlinna vacation website.

You can drive from Helsinki to Savonlinna in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Turku.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Ollinmaen Viinitila Oy, Ruokolahden Kirkko, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Waino Aaltonen Museum of Art, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, thenexplore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Naantali Church.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Turku driving holiday planner.

Drive from Savonlinna to Turku in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Naantali Church
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): learn about all things military at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, pause for some serene contemplation at Uusikaupunki Old Church, and then see the interesting displays at Automobile Museum.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Rauma tour itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Turku to Rauma takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Rauma

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Uusikaupunki, Yyteri Beach
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Automobile Museum
Automobile Museum

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vanha Kirkko, see the interesting displays at The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo), thenexamine the collection at Sara Hilden Art Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Hameensilta. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip planner.

You can drive from Rauma to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo)
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Sara Hilden Art Museum ©
Sara Hilden Art Museum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko