16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Turku
— 6 nights
3
Savonlinna
— 4 nights
4
Porvoo
— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), make a trip to Senate Square, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take in nature's colorful creations at Observatory Hill Park, browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, thenget to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary planning site.

Munich, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Munich to Helsinki. When traveling from Munich in August, plan for little chillier days in Helsinki, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

6
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Explore Turku's surroundings by going to Old Rauma (in Rauma) and Hanko (Gunnarstrand, Hanko Museum, &more). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Turku online travel planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hanko, Naantali, Old Rauma
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Hanko Water Tower
Hanko Water Tower

4
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Savonlinna: The Parikkala Sculpture Park (in Parikkala), Imatra Waterfall (in Imatra) and Lappeenranta (Saimaa Canal, Lappeenranta Fortress, &more). Spend the 20th (Tue) exploring nature at Linnansaari National Park. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Savonlinna road trip app.

You can drive from Turku to Savonlinna in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or fly. In August in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Lappeenranta, Punkaharju, Kerimaki Church, Linnansaari National Park, The Parikkala Sculpture Park
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Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall

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nights
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Porvoo: Savijarvi Gard Manor (in Sipoo), Lahti (Sibelius Hall & Motorcycle Museum of Finland) and Hiidenkirnut (in Askola). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Porvoo Old Town, enjoy the sea views from Söderskärin majakka, admire the striking features of Cathedral of Porvoo, and contemplate the long history of The Runeberg Home.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Porvoo trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Porvoo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Porvoo can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Porvoo

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lahti, Savijarvi Gard Manor, Hiidenkirnut, Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo
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Brunberg Candy Factory Shop ©
Brunberg Candy Factory Shop
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town
Hiidenkirnut ©
Hiidenkirnut

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