14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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14 days in Finland Itinerary

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
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): take a stroll through Katajanokka, then contemplate the long history of Mannerheim Museum, then wander the streets of Ullanlinna, and finally get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary app .

Sydney, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Sydney to Helsinki. Traveling from Sydney in May, things will get slightly colder in Helsinki: highs are around 18°C and lows about 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Raseborg.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

2
nights
Raseborg

Raseborg ©
Raseborg is a town and municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): experience rural life at Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bellevue Beach. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ekenas Archipelago National Park.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Raseborg trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Raseborg takes 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car 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
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 29th (Wed): stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then admire the natural beauty at Kultaranta Garden, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Archipelago Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, then gain interesting insight with Ett Hem Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and finally step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Turku online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Raseborg to Turku in 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough 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
St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel ©
St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island

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 31st (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church, see the interesting displays at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Tampere City Library, Metso, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and then have some family-friendly fun at Portaali VR.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Tampere trip planner .

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

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

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 2nd (Sun), look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Salpa Line. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolovesi National Park.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna road trip planner .

You can drive from Tampere to Savonlinna in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kerimaki, Kolovesi National Park
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Kolovesi National Park ©
Kolovesi National Park

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. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): admire the striking features of Main Building of Military School, contemplate the long history of Hamina Fortress, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Church, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Santalahti Nature Trail, and finally wander the streets of Linden Esplanade. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry and then see the interesting displays at Salpa Line Museum.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kotka road trip app .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Kotka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. On the 6th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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