14 days in Helsinki, Turku & Savonlinna Itinerary

14 days in Helsinki, Turku & Savonlinna Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 7 nights
2
Turku
— 3 nights
3
Savonlinna
— 3 nights

7
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). Do your shopping at Hakaniemi Market and Market Square Kauppatori. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Raseborg Castle (in Raseborg), Kotka (Santalahti Nature Trail & Linden Esplanade) and Aurlahti Beach (in Lohja). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Porvoo, make a trip to Porvoo Old Town, steep yourself in history at Mannerheim Museum, and stop by Katajanokka.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Helsinki road trip tool.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Turku Airport and Tampere-Pirkkala Airport. In September, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Kotka, Porvoo, Raseborg Castle, Fazer Experience Visitor Centre, Snappertunan kirkko
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Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

3
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 9th (Mon): browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly, admire the landmark architecture of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, and finally take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Turku day trip planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 44°F. On the 11th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Rauma, Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

3
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 12th (Thu): take in the history at Salpa Line, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then make a trip to Pikkukirkko, and finally look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joutsenon kirkko, then step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island, then brush up on your military savvy at Imatra Veteran’s Home Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Ruokolahden Kirkko.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Savonlinna day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Turku to Savonlinna in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in September, and nighttime lows around 44°F. On the 14th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Imatra, Kerimaki, Punkaharju, Ruokolahden Kirkko, Joutsenon kirkko
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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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