15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Turku
— 3 nights
2
Tampere
— 3 nights
3
Helsinki
— 4 nights
4
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
5
Ruotsinpyhtaa
— 1 night

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Visit Turku Castle and Old Rauma for their historical value. Do your shopping at Kauppakeskus Mylly and Ruokapuoti Lumo. Venture out of the city with trips to The Church of the Holy Cross (in Rauma) and Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, admire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, make a trip to Archangel Michael's church, and visit Naantali Old Town.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Turku itinerary planner.

Des Moines, USA to Turku is an approximately 22-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Des Moines to Turku due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Des Moines in May, things will get little chillier in Turku: highs are around 59°F and lows about 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Rauma, Kauppakeskus Mylly, Louhisaari Manor, Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 7th (Mon), look for gifts at Tallipihan Suklaapuoti, look for gifts at Tammelantori, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally browse the range of quality goods at City Sokos. On your second day here, examine the collection at Moomin Museum, stop by Ideapark, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and finally look for gifts at Keittioelamaa.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Tampere trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Tampere are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Shopping · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Ideapark
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Ideapark ©
Ideapark
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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.
For shopping fun, head to Hakaniemi Market or Market Square Kauppatori. Visit Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, examine the collection at Design Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo).

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Helsinki sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 43°F at night. On the 13th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 14th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, then appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral, and finally look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Savonlinna trip maker website.

You can drive from Helsinki to Savonlinna in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ruotsinpyhtaa.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

1
night
Ruotsinpyhtaa

Ruotsinpyhtaa ©
Ruotsinpyhtää is a former municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa and then steep yourself in history at Stromforsin Ruukki.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Ruotsinpyhtaa trip maker app.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Ruotsinpyhtaa in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in May, and nighttime lows around 42°F. You'll set off for home on the 16th (Wed).

Things to do in Ruotsinpyhtaa

Historic Sites
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Stromforsin Ruukki ©
Stromforsin Ruukki
Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa ©
Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa

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