9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  23​h
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Imatra
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Charlotte

1
night
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 26th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku itinerary builder website .

Charlotte, USA to Turku is an approximately 23-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Charlotte to Turku. Traveling from Charlotte in June, things will get cooler in Turku: highs are around 64°F and lows about 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Turku

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Beaches
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, then explore the stunning scenery at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then stop by Shopping Center Kumpare. Keep things going the next day: relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, get outside with Karhunkierros, and then admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo route builder website .

You can fly from Turku to Kuusamo in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Turku in June, you will find days in Kuusamo are a bit cooler (59°F), and nights are about the same (44°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuusamo

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 30th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Kuusamo to Savonlinna takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. When traveling from Kuusamo in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Savonlinna: temperatures range from 65°F by day to 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trips

Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): head off the coast to Malonsaari, kick back and relax at Lempukka Beach, then kick back and relax at Lammassaari Island, and finally admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Imatra trip itinerary planning tool .

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 66°F and lows of 49°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Imatra

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Malonsaari ©
Malonsaari

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Korkeasaari Zoo, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, then take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Finland, and then explore the world behind art at Design Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki travel planner .

You can take a train from Imatra to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Helsinki are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
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