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
— 2 nights
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:  5​h 30​min
Brussels

2
days
Ruotsinpyhtaa

Ruotsinpyhtaa ©
Ruotsinpyhtää is a former municipality of Finland. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, and then head off the coast to Lehman.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Ruotsinpyhtaa travel route builder website .

Brussels, Belgium to Ruotsinpyhtaa is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Brussels to Ruotsinpyhtaa, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Brussels in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Ruotsinpyhtaa: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Ruotsinpyhtaa

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

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

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 17th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, get advice or help at Riihisaari, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna trip planner.

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 17th (Mon) early enough to drive 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

few
hours
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 18th (Tue), visit a coastal fixture at Archipelago National Park.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kimito Island trip planner .

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 in Kimito Island, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

#Nature, #Historic Sites, #Wildlife
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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 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 see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Turku are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

#Nature, #Wildlife, #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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Finland, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner .

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. 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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