14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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14 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Rauma
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly:  33​h
End: Sydney

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nuuksio National Park and Cathedral of Porvoo. There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to The Esplanadi Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki itinerary planning tool .

Sydney, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Sydney to Helsinki, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, Helsinki is a bit cooler than Sydney - with highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Cathedral of Porvoo, Nuuksio National Park
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Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): enjoy the sea views from Archipelago National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Soderlangvik and then look for all kinds of wild species at Oro.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kimito Island trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Helsinki to Kimito Island in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. September in Kimito Island sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro
Soderlangvik ©
Soderlangvik

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then admire the masterpieces at Ett Hem Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and finally explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Louhisaari Manor, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and then examine the collection at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Turku day trip website .

You can drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Louhisaari Manor
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

1
night
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, take an in-depth tour of The Old Town Hall Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, then enjoy the sea views from Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Rauma visit planning tool .

Getting from Turku to Rauma by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Rauma are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Rauma

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

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 10th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, then examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, and finally take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Mariehamn travel site .

Getting from Rauma to Mariehamn by combination of bus and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Mariehamn can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kastelholm Castle, Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 11th (Wed), expand your understanding of the military at Salpa Line, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Kolovesi National Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Mariehamn to Savonlinna in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. In September in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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