8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: San Antonio
Fly:  18​h
Ruotsinpyhtaa
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
Turku
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: San Antonio

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Ruotsinpyhtaa

Ruotsinpyhtaa ©
Ruotsinpyhtää is a former municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa, and then take a stroll through Stromforsin ruukki.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Ruotsinpyhtaa route builder site .

San Antonio, USA to Ruotsinpyhtaa is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from San Antonio to Ruotsinpyhtaa due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Antonio in August, things will get much colder in Ruotsinpyhtaa: highs are around 68°F and lows about 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Ruotsinpyhtaa

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Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry ©
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa ©
Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa

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night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 24th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, and finally explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Savonlinna online journey planner .

Getting from Ruotsinpyhtaa to Savonlinna by car takes about 4 hours. In August in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites, #Museums

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

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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.
On the 25th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

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You can drive from Savonlinna to Turku in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in August, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to 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

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nights
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.
Popular historic sites such as Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Helsinki Cathedral are in your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Spas & Wellness and Katajanokka. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Rock Church, get to know the fascinating history of Toolo Bay (Toolonlahti), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in August, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

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