44 days in Helsinki, Turku & Savonlinna Itinerary

44 days in Helsinki, Turku & Savonlinna Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
2
Turku
— 16 nights
3
Savonlinna
— 19 nights

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: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, find something for the whole family at Linnanmaki Amusement Park, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

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Shanghai, China to Helsinki is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Shanghai to Helsinki. In August, Helsinki is colder than Shanghai - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

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

16
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 (Bellevue Beach & Hanko Water Tower), Nagu Church (in Nagu) and Uusikaupunki (Bonk Museum & Isokari Lighthouse). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, step aboard Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, get your game on at Moomin World, and gain insight at Turku Cathedral.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Turku can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rauma, Naantali, Hanko, Uusikaupunki, Kaarina
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
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19
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Explore Savonlinna's surroundings by going to Joensuu (Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden, Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla, &more), Heinavesi (New Valamo Monastery, Lintula Convent, &more) and Parikkala (The Parikkala Sculpture Park, Siikalahti Wetland, &more). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, take in the dramatic natural features at Kummakivi Boulder, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. George Church, and make a trip to Rapio Mill.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Savonlinna online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Turku to Savonlinna by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or fly. In September in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. You will leave for home on the 30th (Mon).

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Joensuu, Puumala, Punkaharju, Parikkala, Heinavesi
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

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