8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

London
Fly:  8​h 30​min
Ruotsinpyhtaa
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
Kimito Island
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
London

2
days
Ruotsinpyhtaa

Ruotsinpyhtaa ©
Ruotsinpyhtää is a former municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, then step off the mainland to explore Lehman, and then kick back and relax at Santalahti Nature Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila and then wander the streets of Stromforsin ruukki.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Ruotsinpyhtaa day trip planning tool .

London, UK to Ruotsinpyhtaa is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Ruotsinpyhtaa due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from London in October, with highs in Ruotsinpyhtaa at 8°C and lows at 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Ruotsinpyhtaa

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

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

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, make a trip to Riihisaari, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna online visit planner .

You can drive from Ruotsinpyhtaa to Savonlinna in 4 hours. October in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trips

Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

few
hours
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): visit a coastal fixture at Archipelago National Park.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kimito Island trip planner .

Getting from Savonlinna to Kimito Island by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Adventure
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

1
day
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 25th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then head off the coast to Vepsa Island.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku trip planner .

You can drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. October in Turku sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

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

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.
On the 26th (Fri), soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Finland, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): wander the streets of Ullanlinna, browse the exhibits of Mannerheim Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hietaranta Beach, and finally get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary builder site .

Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Museums, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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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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