16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

Daughter of the Baltic

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 The National Museum of Finland. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Mannerheim Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Heureka (in Vantaa), Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo, Castle Hill, &more) and Kotka (Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum & Maritime Centre Vellamo). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), and admire the striking features of Johannes Church.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki tour builder site.

Adelaide, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 26-hour flight. You'll gain 7.5 hours traveling from Adelaide to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Adelaide in August: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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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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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, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, then witness 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 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. You will leave for Turku on the 17th (Sat).

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

2
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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 Old Rauma. Discover out-of-the-way places like Turku Cathedral and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Go for a jaunt from Turku to Poytya to see Kurjenrahka National Park about 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, don't miss a visit to Archangel Michael's church, browse the collection at Turku City Library, and wander the streets of Naantali Old Town.

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 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°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 · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

4
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Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Let the collections at Vapriikin Museokeskus and Serlachius Museum Gustaf capture your imagination. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Hatanpaa Arboretum. Explore Tampere's surroundings by going to Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum (in Janakkala), Villa Mairea (in Noormarkku) and Yyteri Beach (in Pori). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower and see the interesting displays at Automobile & Road Museum Mobilia.

Make your Tampere itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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