9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Malmo
+2
train + foot + Fly:  4​h 45​min
Helsinki
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
Imatra
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Rauma
— Few hours
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Malmo

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 7th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Urho Kekkonen Museum Tamminiemi and then get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki day trip planner .

Malmo, Sweden to Helsinki is an approximately 5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Malmo to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Imatra.

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#Museums, #Tours, #Historic Sites
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Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
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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.
On the 9th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Nicholas, then step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Imatra trip itinerary builder site .

You can take a train from Helsinki to Imatra in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Imatra are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

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#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 10th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Savonlinna trip planner.

Traveling by car from Imatra to Savonlinna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 11th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre and then relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm. Keep things going the next day: stop by Shopping Center Kumpare, take in breathtaking views at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo online trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Savonlinna to Kuusamo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In July in Kuusamo, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Kuusamo

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Shopping Center Kumpare ©
Shopping Center Kumpare

2
nights
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 (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral and then examine the collection at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then trek along The Archipelago Trail.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Turku online tour itinerary planner .

You can fly from Kuusamo to Turku in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Rauma.

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#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Outdoors
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

few
hours
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rauma route planner .

Traveling by car from Turku to Rauma takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Rauma sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rauma

#Historic Sites
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

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