9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

London
Fly + train:  7​h 15​min
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Imatra
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
London

1
day
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 12th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church, then take in panoramic vistas at Nasinneula Tower, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

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London, UK to Tampere is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Tampere due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in June, plan for little chillier nights in Tampere, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can take a train to Turku.

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#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks
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Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

1
day
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library.

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You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Turku are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Savonlinna.

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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 15th (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, get advice or help at Riihisaari, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko.

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You can drive from Turku to Savonlinna in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In June in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trip

Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Riihisaari ©
Riihisaari
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

1
day
Imatra

Imatra ©
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Nicholas, trek along Lammassaari Island, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Imatra trip planner .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Imatra in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Imatra sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Helsinki.

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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Sibelius Monument. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Porvoo to see Porvoo Old Town about 50 minutes away. Pack the 19th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, don't miss a visit to Market Square Kauppatori, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip maker site .

Getting from Imatra to Helsinki by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Shopping

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
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Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town

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