10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Fort Lauderdale
Fly:  17​h 15​min
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Imatra
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly + tram + bus:  13​h
Fort Lauderdale

2
days
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 8th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, and then head off the coast to Vepsa Island. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Turku trip site .

Fort Lauderdale, USA to Turku is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Turku is 7 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Fort Lauderdale in June; daily highs in Turku reach 64°F and lows reach 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Turku

#Nature, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trip

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

1
day
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then stop by Shopping Center Kumpare.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo online vacation planner .

You can fly from Turku to Kuusamo in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Turku in June, plan for slightly colder days in Kuusamo, with highs around 59°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 44°F. On the 11th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuusamo

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails

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Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©
Shopping Center Kumpare ©
Shopping Center Kumpare

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then make a trip to Riihisaari, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral.

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Traveling by flight from Kuusamo to Savonlinna takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. When traveling from Kuusamo in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Savonlinna, with highs around 65°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites

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Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

1
day
Imatra

Imatra ©
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, then step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Imatra journey planner.

Getting from Savonlinna to Imatra by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in June, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Imatra

#Nature, #Parks, #Beaches
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Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall

3
days
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Stromforsin ruukki and Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Your inner history buff will appreciate Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Helsinki Cathedral. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, contemplate the long history of Fortress of Suomenlinna, take a stroll through Ullanlinna, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki planning site .

Traveling by train from Imatra to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Helsinki sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Historic Sites, #Theme Parks, #Neighborhoods

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Stromforsin ruukki
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

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