13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland vacation planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Rauma
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Rauma
— 2 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 3 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly

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Rauma

— 2 nights
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. On the 28th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, then stop by Ruokapuoti Lumo, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, then examine the collection at Automobile Museum, then take an in-depth tour of The Old Town Hall Museum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Herrainpaivat Beach.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Rauma trip itinerary planner.

Cape Town, South Africa to Rauma is an approximately 22-hour combination of flight and car. When traveling from Cape Town in September, plan for slightly colder days in Rauma, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Rauma

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 28 — 30:

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 30th (Sun), admire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then explore the striking landscape of Kurjenrahka National Park. On the next day, kick back and relax at Vepsa Island, then buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Turku route planner.

Traveling by car from Rauma to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Turku sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 2:

Kimito Island

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Oro.

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Traveling by car from Turku to Kimito Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Kimito Island, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 3:
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Savonlinna

— 3 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church and then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Lempukka Beach, then head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, and then admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Savonlinna holiday planner.

You can drive from Kimito Island to Savonlinna in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Kimito Island in October, expect nights in Savonlinna to be about the same, around 1°C, while days are little chillier, around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 3 — 6:

Helsinki

— 2 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.
Kansallisgalleria and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Room Escape Games and Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland and explore the world behind art at Design Museum.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Helsinki road trip planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Helsinki in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks · Museums · Fun & Games · Historic Sites
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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."