13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly + Drive:  22​h 45​min
1
Rauma
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Savonlinna
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Cape Town

2
nights
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church, kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, then stop by Ruokapuoti Lumo Oy, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Holy Cross, Rauma, then see the interesting displays at Automobile Museum, then take an in-depth tour of old City Hall, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Herrainpaivat Beach.

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Cape Town, South Africa to Rauma is an approximately 23-hour flight. Traveling from Cape Town in September, you will find days in Rauma are slightly colder (17°C), and nights are about the same (8°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Rauma

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Pori, Automobile Museum
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Automobile Museum ©
Automobile Museum

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 30th (Sun), admire the striking features of St. Henry's Ecumenical Art Chapel, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park. On the 1st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island, buy something for everyone on your list at Turku Kauppahalli, and then deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku trip planner.

You can drive from Rauma to Turku in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Kurjenrahka National Park
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Oro.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kimito Island planner .

Drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Kimito Island sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife Parks
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Oro ©
Oro

3
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church and then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lempukka Beach, head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall.

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Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Savonlinna takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Kimito Island in October, plan for slightly colder days in Savonlinna, with highs around 7°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Imatra, Linnansaari National Park, Kerimaki Church
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma and The National Museum of Finland. Pack the 8th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki. There's much more to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, explore the world behind art at Design Museum Helsinki, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

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You can drive from Savonlinna to Helsinki in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
The National Museum of Finland ©
The National Museum of Finland