16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
2
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
3
Turku
— 2 nights
4
Tampere
— 4 nights

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The National Museum of Finland and Mannerheim Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo, Castle Hill, &more), Kotka (Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum & Maritime Centre Vellamo) and Heureka (in Vantaa). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of The Aalto House, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and see the interesting displays at Finnish Aviation Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online trip itinerary maker.

Adelaide, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 26-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7.5 hours traveling from Adelaide to Helsinki. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Adelaide in August; daily highs in Helsinki reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Porvoo, Kotka, Vantaa
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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

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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 16th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, thenwitness the site of a historic battle at Salpa Line, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kirkkoniemen Kellotapuli.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna attractions app.

You can drive from Helsinki to Savonlinna in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In August in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. You will leave for Turku on the 17th (Sat).

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Turku Castle and Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. Discover out-of-the-way places like Turku Cathedral and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Change things up with these side-trips from Turku: Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya) and Old Rauma (in Rauma). There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, stop by Naantali Old Town, browse the collection at Turku City Library, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Turku takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Turku can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Kurjenrahka National Park, Naantali Old Town, Old Rauma
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Let the collections at Vapriikin Museokeskus and Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum capture your imagination. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Yyteri Beach. Explore Tampere's surroundings by going to Villa Mairea (in Noormarkku) and Serlachius Museum Gustaf (in Mantta-Vilppula). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, see the interesting displays at Automobile & Road Museum Mobilia, and stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, go to the Tampere travel planner.

Getting from Turku to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Villa Mairea, Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum, Automobile & Road Museum Mobilia, Serlachius Museum Gustaf, Yyteri Beach
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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