8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Brussels
Fly:  7​h 30​min
Ruotsinpyhtaa
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Brussels

1
day
Ruotsinpyhtaa

Ruotsinpyhtaa ©
Ruotsinpyhtää is a former municipality of Finland. For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Ruotsinpyhtaa trip planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Ruotsinpyhtaa is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Brussels to Ruotsinpyhtaa. Traveling from Brussels in September, you will find days in Ruotsinpyhtaa are a bit cooler (17°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Ruotsinpyhtaa

#Neighborhoods, #Historic Sites, #Trails

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Kotka
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Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral.

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Getting from Ruotsinpyhtaa to Savonlinna by car takes about 4 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive 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

2
days
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 17th (Mon), enjoy the sea views from Archipelago National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Soderlangvik and then deepen your knowledge of military history at Oro.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Kimito Island trip itinerary builder tool .

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. In September, daily temperatures in Kimito Island can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Historic Sites
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro
Soderlangvik ©
Soderlangvik

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then head off the coast to Vepsa Island.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Turku vacation site .

You can drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

#Wildlife, #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 20th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, then take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Rock Church, and finally explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Finland, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip tool .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Helsinki sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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