7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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7 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: London

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 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then wander the streets of Stromforsin ruukki, and then make a trip to Porvoo Old Town.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki online vacation planner .

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from London in September, with highs in Helsinki at 19°C and lows at 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Nature

Side Trips

Stromforsin ruukki, Porvoo Old Town
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Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
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1
night
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 (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral, stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, savor the flavors at Savonlinna Market Square, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, and finally step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle.

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Getting from Helsinki to Savonlinna by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites, #Shopping

Side Trip

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

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): stroll through Ruka and then explore the stunning scenery at Kiutakongas Rapids.

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You can fly from Savonlinna to Kuusamo in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. When traveling from Savonlinna in September, plan for slightly colder days in Kuusamo, with highs around 13°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Kuusamo

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Winter Sports
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Ruka ©
Ruka

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, then stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Turku planner .

Traveling by flight from Kuusamo to Turku takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Kuusamo in September, you will find days in Turku are a bit warmer (18°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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