8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

London
Fly:  13​h 30​min
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
London

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 26th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, make a trip to Riihisaari, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Savonlinna attractions tool .

London, UK to Savonlinna is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from London to Savonlinna, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in November, expect Savonlinna to be a bit cooler, temps between 1°C and -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kimito Island.

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

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Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Soderlangvik.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kimito Island road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Kimito Island takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. November in Kimito Island sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Soderlangvik ©
Soderlangvik

2
days
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 29th (Thu): brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, don't miss a visit to Archangel Michael's church, and then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Fri): deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Turku trip planner .

You can drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

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

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then explore the historical opulence of Fortress of Suomenlinna, and finally get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun): get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), pause for some serene contemplation at Rock Church, then explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, then take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Finland, and finally admire the masterpieces at Design Museum.

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You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. November in Helsinki sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

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

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