9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Washington DC
Fly + Drive:  18 h 45 min
1
Rauma
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  14 h 15 min
End: Washington DC

1
day
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. On the 11th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, stop by Ruokapuoti Lumo, see the interesting displays at Marela Museum House, then brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, then see the interesting displays at Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rauma route planner.

Washington DC, USA to Rauma is an approximately 19- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Rauma is 7 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in August, things will get colder in Rauma: highs are around 67°F and lows about 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Rauma

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum ©
Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

2
nights
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 12th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Turku trip planner.

Drive from Rauma to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

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

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 13th (Mon), get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere tour planner.

You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Tampere sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks Museums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

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 14th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, then appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Savonlinna trip website.

You can drive from Tampere to Savonlinna in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

3
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The Esplanadi Park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Temppeliaukio Church and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Pack the 18th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Helsinki travel route builder website.

Drive from Savonlinna to Helsinki in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in August, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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