8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Rauma
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: London

1
night
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.
To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner .

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-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 (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Museums, #Historic Sites
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma ©
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma

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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 15th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, don't miss a visit to Riihisaari, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then make a trip to Pikkukirkko, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Savonlinna trip site .

Getting from Helsinki to Savonlinna by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. August in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car 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

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): enjoy the sea views from Archipelago National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Soderlangvik and then look for all kinds of wild species at Oro.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kimito Island trip itinerary website .

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. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Tours
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally make a trip to Archangel Michael's church.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Turku route planner.

Getting from Kimito Island to Turku by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

#Historic Sites, #Museums
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

2
nights
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, and then kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, stop by Ruokapuoti Lumo, then take an in-depth tour of The Old Town Hall Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Rauma trip itinerary builder website .

Drive from Turku to Rauma in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rauma

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Pori
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

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