9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

New York City
Fly:  17​h 30​min
Raseborg
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
Savonlinna
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  12​h 15​min
New York City

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Raseborg

Raseborg ©
Raseborg is a town and municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ekenas Archipelago National Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Raseborg online trip itinerary planner .

New York City, USA to Raseborg is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 7 hours. Traveling from New York City in July, you will find days in Raseborg are a bit cooler (70°F), and nights are cooler (52°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Raseborg

#Nature, #Parks
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Ekenas Archipelago National Park ©
Ekenas Archipelago National Park

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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then head off the coast to Vepsa Island.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku trip itinerary maker site .

Drive from Raseborg to Turku in 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Turku are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kimito Island.

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#Wildlife, #Beaches, #Nature
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): visit a coastal fixture at Archipelago National Park. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Soderlangvik and then look for all kinds of wild species at Oro.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kimito Island trip planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Kimito Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kimito Island

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Historic Sites
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro
Soderlangvik ©
Soderlangvik

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 23rd (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, steep yourself in history at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then don't miss a visit to Riihisaari, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Paaskylahden kirkko.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Savonlinna attractions planner.

You can drive from Kimito Island to Savonlinna in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, take in breathtaking views at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, head outdoors with Karhunkierros, and then explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kuusamo trip planner .

Getting from Savonlinna to Kuusamo by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In July, daytime highs in Kuusamo are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kuusamo

#Outdoors, #Trails, #Parks

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros

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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 26th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online holiday planner .

Getting from Kuusamo to Helsinki by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Helsinki are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

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