8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  16​h
1
Turku
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Rauma
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Helsinki
— 2 nights
End: Toronto

1
day
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 21st (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, browse the exhibits of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church.

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Toronto, Canada to Turku is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Toronto to Turku. Traveling from Toronto in July, things will get little chillier in Turku: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

2
nights
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, then take an in-depth tour of The Old Town Hall Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): take in the waterfront activity at Isokari Lighthouse.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Rauma trip maker website .

Drive from Turku to Rauma in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Rauma

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Yyteri Beach, Isokari Lighthouse
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Isokari Lighthouse ©
Isokari Lighthouse

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 24th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Tampere trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Rauma to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, contemplate the long history of Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna online trip builder .

Drive from Tampere to Savonlinna in 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 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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 26th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Rock Church, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, make a trip to Saatytalo, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki route maker website .

Getting from Savonlinna to Helsinki by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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