8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
2
Rauma
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Cincinnati

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 25th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally make a trip to Pikkukirkko.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Savonlinna visit planner .

Brussels, Belgium to Savonlinna is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Brussels to Savonlinna due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Savonlinna when traveling from Brussels in May, with lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Automobile Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Uusikaupunki Old Church, then examine the collection at Bonk Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko). Here are some ideas for day two: brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, then see the interesting displays at Marela Museum House, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, and finally enjoy the sea views from Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Rauma journey maker website .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Rauma takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus. In May, daytime highs in Rauma are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Rauma

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Uusikaupunki, Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko)
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Bonk Museum ©
Bonk Museum
Automobile Museum ©
Automobile Museum

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Ett Hem Museum, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Rauma to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Turku sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 40°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites
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Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and finally learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo).

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Helsinki sightseeing planning app .

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 43°F. On the 31st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

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