16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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16 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Munich
Fly:  6​h
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 6 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Savonlinna
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Porvoo
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h
End: Munich

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), don't miss a visit to Senate Square, then pause 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 10th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, walk around Observatory Hill Park, hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, then get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

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Munich, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Munich in August, expect nights in Helsinki to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

6
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hanko (Gunnarstrand, Hanko Museum, & more) and Old Rauma (in Rauma). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kupittaa Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Turku vacation planner .

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°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
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

4
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Change things up with these side-trips from Savonlinna: Lappeenranta (Saimaa Canal, Lappeenranta Fortress, & more), The Parikkala Sculpture Park (in Parikkala) and Imatra Waterfall (in Imatra). Spend the 20th (Tue) exploring nature at Linnansaari National Park. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, take in the dramatic natural features at Punkaharju Ridge, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, and examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Turku to Savonlinna takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. August in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Porvoo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Explore Porvoo's surroundings by going to Hiidenkirnut (in Askola), Savijarvi Gard Manor (in Sipoo) and Lahti (Sibelius Hall & Motorcycle Museum of Finland). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Porvoo Old Town, look for gifts at Riimikko, examine the collection at Porvoo Museum/Holm House, and visit a coastal fixture at Söderskärin majakka.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Porvoo trip tool .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Porvoo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can 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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