10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
5
Inari
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Brussels

1
night
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 30th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki road trip website .

Brussels, Belgium to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Brussels to Helsinki is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Kouvola.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, explore the striking landscape at Hiidenvuori, then delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, and finally examine the collection at Kouvola City Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, then identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, then go for a walk through Linden Esplanade, and finally kick back and relax at Beach Mansikkalahti.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kouvola journey builder app .

You can take a train from Helsinki to Kouvola in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Kotka, Arboretum Mustila, Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, Hiidenvuori
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori

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night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, then appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna vacation planner.

Drive from Kouvola to Savonlinna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then examine the collection at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre. Keep things going the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Kiutakongas Rapids, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, and then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo route maker tool .

You can fly from Savonlinna to Kuusamo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. While traveling from Savonlinna, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Kuusamo, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Safaris

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day
Inari

Inari ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): experience rural life at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, then examine the collection at Siida, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Inari trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Kuusamo to Inari takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Inari can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Tours Outdoors
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Siida ©
Siida
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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night
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 7th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Naantali Old Town, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then browse the exhibits of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral and then enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Turku road trip tool .

Getting from Inari to Turku by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Inari in June, expect nights in Turku to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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