9 days in Savonlinna, Pori & Tampere Itinerary

9 days in Savonlinna, Pori & Tampere Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Brussels
Fly:  13 h 45 min
1
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Drive:  6 h
2
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Tampere
— 4 nights
Train + Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Brussels

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Kirkkoniemen Kellotapuli, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna trip itinerary planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Savonlinna is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Brussels to Savonlinna, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums
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Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. The Church of the Holy Cross and Old Rauma will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Automobile Museum and Bonk Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Pori: Rauma (Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, &more) and Uusikaupunki Old Church (in Uusikaupunki). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Villa Mairea, get engrossed in the history at Rosenlew Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Pori trip planner.

Drive from Savonlinna to Pori in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In June in Pori, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rauma, Uusikaupunki, Villa Mairea
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The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross
Bonk Museum ©
Bonk Museum
Villa Mairea ©
Villa Mairea

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Suomen Lasimuseo (The Finnish Glass Museum) and Tampere Mineral Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Serlachius Museum Gustaf and The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Hyvinkaa (Hyvinkään kaupunginmuseo & The Finnish Railway Museum), Petajavesi Old Church (in Petajavesi) and Birthplace of Jean Sibelius (in Hameenlinna). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at National Police Museum, get engrossed in the history at Emil Aaltosen Museo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, and explore the world behind art at Hiekka Art Museum.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere sightseeing website.

You can drive from Pori to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hyvinkaa, Mantta-Vilppula, Petajavesi Old Church, Suomen Lasimuseo (The Finnish Glass Museum), Birthplace of Jean Sibelius
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The Finnish Railway Museum ©
The Finnish Railway Museum
Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art ©
Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art
Serlachius Museum Gustaf ©
Serlachius Museum Gustaf

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