14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Raseborg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
5
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
End: Helsinki

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): visit Katajanokka, see the interesting displays at Mannerheim Museum, then visit Ullanlinna, and finally contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

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If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In May, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Raseborg.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Museums
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Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

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Raseborg

Raseborg ©
Raseborg is a town and municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): make a trip to Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bellevue Beach. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Ekenas Archipelago National Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Raseborg trip maker website.

Getting from Helsinki to Raseborg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Raseborg

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Bellevue Beach, Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy
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Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Ekenas Archipelago National Park ©
Ekenas Archipelago National Park
Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy ©
Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, make a trip to Kultaranta Garden, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Archipelago Trail. On your second day here, have fun at Adventure Park, then get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and finally kick back and relax at Vepsa Island.

Before you visit Turku, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Raseborg to Turku in 2 hours. In May in Turku, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kultaranta Garden
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 31st (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church, examine the collection at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, and then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Tampere City Library, Metso and then get your game on at PortaaliVR.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Tampere day trip planning tool.

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Tampere sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Beaches Outdoors
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The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas ©
The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas
Finlayson Church ©
Finlayson Church
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

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nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, and finally deepen your knowledge of military history at Salpa Line.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Savonlinna online vacation planner.

Getting from Tampere to Savonlinna by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Kerimaki
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

3
nights
Kotka

Kotka ©
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Main Building of Military School, admire the striking features of Hamina Fortress, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Church, then hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, and finally take a stroll through Linden Esplanade. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry and then see the interesting displays at Salpa Line Museum.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kotka trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Kotka in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In June in Kotka, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hamina, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Salpa Line Museum
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Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church
Main Building of Military School ©
Main Building of Military School

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