8 days in Finnish Archipelago, Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Finnish Archipelago, Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Turku
— 1 night
2
Pori
— 1 night
3
Tampere
— 1 night
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights

1
night
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 4th (Wed): get lost in a book at Turku City Library, thenget engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, thenget engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally gain insight at Turku Cathedral.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku trip itinerary maker tool.

Manchester, UK to Turku is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 2 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Manchester in September since evenings lows in Turku dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

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

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, and then take an in-depth tour of Rakennuskulttuuritalo Toivo Ja Korsmanin Talo.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Pori trip maker.

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Pori are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach

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 6th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip planner.

You can drive from Pori to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Tampere are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

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night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paaskylahden kirkko, pause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress, contemplate the long history of Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, thenstep into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally take a tour of S/S Salama.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Savonlinna online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Savonlinna in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Paaskylahden kirkko ©
Paaskylahden kirkko

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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 discover tucked-away gems like Johannes Church and Koningstedt Manor (Konigstedtin Kartano). Get some historical perspective at The Aalto House and Cathedral of Porvoo. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Castle Hill (in Porvoo) and Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum (in Janakkala). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Mannerheim Museum, take a stroll through Katajanokka, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Helsinki in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Porvoo, Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum
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Johannes Church ©
Johannes Church
The Aalto House ©
The Aalto House
Castle Hill ©
Castle Hill

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