8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Helsinki
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
Savonlinna
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
Kerimaki
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Helsinki

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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, and finally take a stroll through Ullanlinna. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki route planner.

If you are flying in from Switzerland, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Nature, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trip

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

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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 28th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Ett Hem Museum, then browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, and finally take a stroll through Naantali Old Town. Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Turku online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Turku, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Turku

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Nature

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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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 30th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, then step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, and finally see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, trek along Lammassaari Island, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ruokolahden Kirkko, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tainionkosken Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Joutsenon kirkko.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Savonlinna travel planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Savonlinna takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. July in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 1st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Imatra, Kerimaki, Joutsenon kirkko, Ruokolahden Kirkko
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

1
day
Kerimaki

Kerimaki ©
Kerimäki is a former municipality of Finland. On the 1st (Wed), examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum and then view the masterpieces at Retretti Art Centre.

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Kerimaki is just a short distance from Savonlinna. In August, daily temperatures in Kerimaki can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kerimaki

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trips

Parikkala, Punkaharju, Punkaharjun Kesamaa
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Punkaharjun Kesamaa ©
Punkaharjun Kesamaa
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Parikkalan kirkko ©
Parikkalan kirkko

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