44 days in Helsinki, Turku & Savonlinna Itinerary

44 days in Helsinki, Turku & Savonlinna Itinerary

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44 days in Helsinki, Turku & Savonlinna Itinerary

Start: Shanghai
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 16 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Savonlinna
— 19 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Shanghai

6
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Helsinki travel planner .

Shanghai, China to Helsinki is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Shanghai to Helsinki. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Shanghai in August: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Vantaa Art Museum, Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

16
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Hanko (Bellevue Beach & Hanko Water Tower), Uusikaupunki (Bonk Museum & Isokari Lighthouse) and Nagu Church (in Nagu). And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, get your game on at Moomin World, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku road trip site .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rauma, Naantali, Kaarina, Hanko, Uusikaupunki
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Moomin World ©
Moomin World

19
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Venture out of the city with trips to Parikkala (The Parikkala Sculpture Park, Siikalahti Wetland, & more), Heinavesi (New Valamo Monastery, Lintula Convent, & more) and Joensuu (Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden, Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla, & more). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. George Church, get outside with Puumalan Lake, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolovesi National Park.

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Drive from Turku to Savonlinna in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. You'll set off for home on the 30th (Mon).

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Joensuu, Puumala, Punkaharju, Heinavesi, Parikkala
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kolovesi National Park ©
Kolovesi National Park

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