16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
2
Turku
— 2 nights
3
Rauma
— 2 nights
4
Tampere
— 1 night
5
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
6
Porvoo
— 2 nights

5
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Shop till you drop at Old Market Hall and Kamppi Shopping Centre. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki holiday planner.

San Francisco, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from San Francisco to Helsinki. Traveling from San Francisco in August, Helsinki is slightly colder at night with lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Flamingo Entertainment Center
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, trek along The Archipelago Trail, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, thenbuy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, thentake an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, thenbrush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and finally explore the striking landscape of Kurjenrahka National Park.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Turku journey site.

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around °F in August, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Kurjenrahka National Park, Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre ©
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre

2
nights
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, see the interesting displays at Marela Museum House, brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, thenstop by Patakirppis, thenbuy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Puuvilla, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, look for gifts at Porin Kauppahalli, take an in-depth tour of Rosenlew Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), thenget a taste of the local shopping with Pori Art Museum, and finally examine the collection at Automobile Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Rauma day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Turku to Rauma takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Rauma, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Rauma

Museums Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Pori, Uusikaupunki
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Marela Museum House ©
Marela Museum House
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Suolijarvi Beach, and finally identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Tampere online tour planner.

Getting from Rauma to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around °F in September, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 3rd (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at Punkaharju Ridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, appreciate the history behind The Spirit of the fortress, appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, thenexamine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally get all the information you need at Riihisaari. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral, browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, thenexamine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Parikkalan kirkko.

Plan trip to Savonlinna with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Savonlinna takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in September, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Punkaharju, Parikkala, Kerimaki
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

2
nights
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): revel in the low prices at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, thenexamine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo, thenget engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Cathedral of Porvoo, make a trip to Stromforsin Ruukki, get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall, thenmake a trip to Musical Fountain, thenexamine the collection at Lahti Ski Museum, and finally examine the collection at Motorcycle Museum of Finland.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Porvoo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Porvoo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September in Porvoo, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Porvoo

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lahti, Kotka, Arboretum Mustila, Stromforsin Ruukki
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 7:
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Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©

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