10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Turku
— 1 night
3
Kuusamo
— 1 night
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
5
Hamina
— 3 nights

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto in Vantaa--about 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), shop like a local with Galleria Lapinlahti, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Newark, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. In May, Helsinki is little chillier than Newark - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 21st (Tue), steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, thenbrowse the exhibits of Turku Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Turku day trip website.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. May in Turku sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Turku

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

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm and then explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kuusamo itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Turku to Kuusamo takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Turku in May: high temperatures in Kuusamo hover around °F and lows are around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Nature
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm ©
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, thenstep into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Savonlinna holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Savonlinna takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. When traveling from Kuusamo in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Savonlinna: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Hamina.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Hamina

Hamina ©
Hamina is a town and a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, take in the dramatic natural features at Hiidenvuori, and then identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Marian Kirkko, admire the landmark architecture of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, brush up on your military savvy at Bunker Museum, thenidentify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, and finally see the interesting displays at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum.

For traveler tips and tourist information, read Hamina trip app.

Drive from Savonlinna to Hamina in 3.5 hours. In May in Hamina, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Hamina

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kotka, Hiidenvuori, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, Arboretum Mustila, Bunker Museum
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area

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