10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Hamina
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Newark

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Visit Rock Church and Helsinki Cathedral for their historical value. Step out of Helsinki to go to Vantaa and see Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto, which is approximately 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), admire the landmark architecture of The National Library of Finland, take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Lapinlahti, and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Helsinki tour itinerary maker .

Newark, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Newark to Helsinki. In May, Helsinki is slightly colder than Newark - with highs of 60°F and lows of 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church

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, delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally make a trip to Archangel Michael's church.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Turku online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Turku

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

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then take in breathtaking views at Kiutakongas Rapids.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kuusamo trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Turku to Kuusamo in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Turku in May: high temperatures in Kuusamo hover around 50°F and lows are around 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Safaris
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, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Kuusamo to Savonlinna in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. While traveling from Kuusamo, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Savonlinna, ranging from highs of 59°F to lows of 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to 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
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

3
nights
Hamina

Hamina ©
Hamina is a town and a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, then explore the striking landscape at Hiidenvuori, and then identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to St. John's Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Marian Kirkko, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of Bunker Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, and finally take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Hamina trip maker app .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Hamina in 3 hours. In May, daytime highs in Hamina are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Hamina

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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