6 days in Finland Itinerary

6 days in Finland Itinerary

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6 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  5​h 15​min
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Ruotsinpyhtaa
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Amsterdam

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.
On the 5th (Wed), wander the streets of Ullanlinna. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, admire the landmark architecture of Rock Church, then get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Fortress of Suomenlinna, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Helsinki journey builder tool .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in September, things will get a bit cooler in Helsinki: highs are around 19°C and lows about 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

1
night
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 (Sat), contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, and finally make a trip to Archangel Michael's church.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Turku road trip website .

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September in Turku, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Ruotsinpyhtaa.

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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

2
nights
Ruotsinpyhtaa

Ruotsinpyhtaa ©
Ruotsinpyhtää is a former municipality of Finland. On the 9th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila and then wander the streets of Stromforsin ruukki. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, then wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, and then hike along Santalahti Nature Trail.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Ruotsinpyhtaa trip itinerary app .

Getting from Turku to Ruotsinpyhtaa by car takes about 3 hours. September in Ruotsinpyhtaa sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ruotsinpyhtaa

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kotka, Arboretum Mustila
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki

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