14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Raseborg
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive

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Helsinki

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.
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 aiports are Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Turku Airport and Tampere-Pirkkala 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 · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 24 — 26:

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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 find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, 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 · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 26 — 28:

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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 drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 28 — 30:

2
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Tampere

Manchester of the North

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 traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Tampere day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; 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

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Beaches
Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 1:

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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.

To see where to stay, more things to do, 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 flight; or do a combination of train 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

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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 find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, 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 fly. 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

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Finland travel guide

4.1
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."

Southwest Finland travel guide

4.3
Castles · Sacred & Religious Sites · Specialty Museums
Southwest Finland, also known in English as Finland Proper is the region in south-western Finland that borders the regions of Satakunta and Tavastia Proper. Its capital and biggest city is Turku with 182,000 inhabitants and metro population of 316,000. Turku was also the most important city in Finland from its establishment around the 13th century until the 1840s.The area comprising the southwest is largely the same as the historical province of Finland Proper, so named because it is the original home of the tribe known as the Finns. 5.7% of population of the region speaks Swedish natively.Origin of the nameThe name of Finland Proper has a historical function. In historic times, in the area of the present southern Finland lived three tribes, which were the Finns, the Tavastians and the Karelians. The southwestern part of the country, the province where the Finns lived, was called simply Finland (Finnish: Suomi). In the 17th century the name began to be used to refer to the whole land and a specified name for the lesser Finland was required. The first notes Fennigia specialiter dicta and Fennigia presse dicta were recorded in Latin in the 1650s and the Swedish Finland för sig sielft and Egenteliga Finland later in the 18th century the modern form Egentliga Finland being in official use at the end of the century. The Finnish term Varsinais-Suomi became established only around the 1850s.

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