6 days in Finland Itinerary

6 days in Finland Itinerary

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6 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  31​h
Savonlinna
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
Imatra
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Sydney

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, make a trip to Riihisaari, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, and finally explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna holiday builder website .

Sydney, Australia to Savonlinna is an approximately 31-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Sydney to Savonlinna due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can go by car to Imatra.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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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 1st (Sat): head off the coast to Malonsaari, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lempukka Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Lammassaari Island, and finally admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Imatra road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Imatra takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Imatra are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Imatra

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island
Malonsaari ©
Malonsaari

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 2nd (Sun), contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then head off the coast to Vepsa Island.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku trip app .

You can drive from Imatra to Turku in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Turku are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Nature
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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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 3rd (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, then steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner .

Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Historic Sites, #Museums
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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