14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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14 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  15​h
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Rauma
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Seattle

4
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Hakaniemi Market and Okra. Discover out-of-the-way places like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Bellevue Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo & Castle Hill). The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take a stroll through Katajanokka, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and admire the landmark architecture of Rock Church.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki day trip tool .

Seattle, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Seattle to Helsinki. In August, Helsinki is slightly colder than Seattle - with highs of 69°F and lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Porvoo, Bellevue Beach
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Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square, look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Savonlinna online tour itinerary planner .

Drive from Helsinki to Savonlinna in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

2
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 20th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Laukko Manor, then stop by Tallipihan Suklaapuoti, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, and then examine the collection at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere online visit planner .

Drive from Savonlinna to Tampere in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in August, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Laukko Manor
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The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas ©
The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

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 22nd (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri): examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then stay fit while traveling at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then don't miss a visit to Naantali Old Town.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku road trip planning app .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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nights
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): stop by Ruokapuoti Lumo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, then stroll through Yyteri Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko). On the next day, stroll the grounds of Burial Site of Sammallahdenmaki, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, and then learn about all things military at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Rauma road trip planning tool .

Getting from Turku to Rauma by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August in Rauma, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rauma

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Pori
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

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