9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Brussels
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Turku
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
Inari
— Few hours
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 15​min
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Kotka
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
Brussels

1
day
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 28th (Thu), look for gifts at Okra and then explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Helsinki attractions planning app .

Brussels, Belgium to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Brussels to Helsinki is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Shopping, #Spas, #Museums
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Hakaniemi Market ©
Hakaniemi Market
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Market Square Kauppatori ©
Market Square Kauppatori

1
day
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 30th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly, and then browse the exhibits of Turku Castle.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku day trip planning app .

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Turku, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Turku

#Shopping, #Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trip

Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Kauppakeskus Mylly ©
Kauppakeskus Mylly
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

few
hours
Inari

Inari ©
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): examine the collection at Siida, experience rural life at Inari Reindeerfarm, and then relax in the rural setting at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

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You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Turku to Inari in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. When traveling from Turku in July, plan for little chillier days in Inari, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Inari

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Museums
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Siida ©
Siida
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Inari Reindeerfarm ©
Inari Reindeerfarm

2
days
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare. On the next day, look for gifts at Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, then head outdoors with Karhunkierros, then explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, and finally relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kuusamo journey planner .

Getting from Inari to Kuusamo by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July in Kuusamo, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuusamo

#Outdoors, #Trails, #Parks

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, then look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, and finally browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square.

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Traveling by flight from Kuusamo to Savonlinna takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In July, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites, #Shopping

Side Trip

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

2
days
Kotka

Kotka ©
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila and then wander the streets of Stromforsin ruukki. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park and then stroll through Santalahti Nature Trail.

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You can drive from Savonlinna to Kotka in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Kotka are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Trails

Side Trips

Arboretum Mustila, Stromforsin ruukki
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki

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