15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  21​h 30​min
1
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Asikkala
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Ruotsinpyhtaa
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Johannesburg

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You'll explore and learn at Turku Castle and The Old Town Hall Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Bellevue Beach and Louhisaari Manor. Venture out of the city with trips to Rauma (The Church of the Holy Cross & Old Rauma) and Hanko Water Tower (in Hanko). There's much more to do: deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, admire the masterpieces at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church.

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

Johannesburg, South Africa to Turku is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Johannesburg in December, with highs in Turku at 1°C and lows at -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Rauma, Hanko, Louhisaari Manor
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 21st (Fri), enjoy the sea views from Archipelago National Park. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Oro.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kimito Island trip planner .

Drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in December, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, and finally explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna trip planner.

Getting from Kimito Island to Savonlinna by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Kimito Island in December; daily highs in Savonlinna reach -1°C and lows reach -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Asikkala.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

1
night
Asikkala

Asikkala ©
Asikkala is a municipality of Finland. On the 24th (Mon), examine the collection at Lahti Ski Museum, examine the collection at Motorcycle Museum of Finland, and then learn about winemaking at Pihamaa Estate & Winery.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Asikkala day trip tool .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Asikkala in 3 hours. In December in Asikkala, expect temperatures between -1°C during the day and -6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ruotsinpyhtaa.

Things to do in Asikkala

Museums Wineries

Side Trip

Lahti
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Motorcycle Museum of Finland ©
Motorcycle Museum of Finland
Lahti Ski Museum ©
Lahti Ski Museum

1
night
Ruotsinpyhtaa

Ruotsinpyhtaa ©
Ruotsinpyhtää is a former municipality of Finland. On the 25th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Loviisan kirkko, pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa, and finally take a stroll through Stromforsin ruukki.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Ruotsinpyhtaa planner .

Traveling by car from Asikkala to Ruotsinpyhtaa takes 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to -1°C, and evening lows to -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Ruotsinpyhtaa

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Loviisan kirkko, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki
Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa ©
Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa
Loviisan kirkko ©
Loviisan kirkko

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Katajanokka and Kansallisgalleria. And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hietaranta Beach, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki road trip site .

Traveling by car from Ruotsinpyhtaa to Helsinki takes 1.5 hours. While traveling from Ruotsinpyhtaa, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 3°C to lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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