8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Prague
Fly:  11​h 15​min
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Imatra
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Prague

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 8th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Turku travel route planner .

Prague, Czech Republic to Turku is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Prague to Turku, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, Turku is a bit cooler than Prague - with highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kuusamo.

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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): examine the collection at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre and then explore the stunning scenery at Kiutakongas Rapids.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Kuusamo trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Turku to Kuusamo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Turku in June, you will find days in Kuusamo are a bit cooler (17°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuusamo

#Outdoors, #Trails, #Wildlife
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Shopping Center Kumpare ©
Shopping Center Kumpare

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 11th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then don't miss a visit to Riihisaari, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, and finally explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Savonlinna tour itinerary maker website .

Fly from Kuusamo to Savonlinna in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. When traveling from Kuusamo in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Savonlinna, with highs around 21°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Imatra.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites

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

2
nights
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 12th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, then head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, then kick back and relax at Lempukka Beach, and finally step off the mainland to explore Malonsaari.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Imatra trip planner .

Getting from Savonlinna to Imatra by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can take a train to Helsinki.

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): wander the streets of Ullanlinna, then take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Rock Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, and finally explore the world behind art at Design Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki road trip planner .

You can take a train from Imatra to Helsinki in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Helsinki are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Spas
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

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