12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Fort Lauderdale
bus + tram + Fly:  13​h
Helsinki
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
Imatra
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
Fort Lauderdale

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Spas & Wellness. Visit Rock Church and Helsinki Cathedral for their historical value. There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of Fortress of Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), examine the collection at Design Museum, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki day trip tool .

Fort Lauderdale, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 13-hour combination of bus, tram, and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, tram, flight, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Helsinki. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Fort Lauderdale in June, with highs in Helsinki at 65°F and lows at 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Imatra.

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#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Spas
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna

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 10th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lammassaari Island, then kick back and relax at Lempukka Beach, and finally step off the mainland to explore Malonsaari.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Imatra visit planner.

Traveling by train from Helsinki to Imatra takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

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Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Malonsaari ©
Malonsaari

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 11th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then make a trip to Riihisaari, and finally examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Savonlinna holiday planning website .

You can drive from Imatra to Savonlinna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trip

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

2
days
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): visit a coastal fixture at Archipelago National Park. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Oro.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kimito Island vacation maker tool .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Kimito Island in 6 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. June in Kimito Island sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro

2
days
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): gain insight at Turku Cathedral, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Vepsa Island. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Teijo national park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. On the 17th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

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Teijo national park
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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