10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Turku
— 2 nights
3
Kimito Island
— 1 night
4
Savonlinna
— 1 day
5
Ruotsinpyhtaa
— 2 nights

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
For shopping fun, head to Hakaniemi Market or Artisaani. Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Katajanokka are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

San Francisco, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from San Francisco to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in December, you will find days in Helsinki are cooler (37°F), and nights are slightly colder (27°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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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 25th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Wed): examine the collection at Louhisaari Manor, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku online day trip planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°F, and evening lows to 25°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

1
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Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 27th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Archipelago National Park.

For maps and other tourist information, read Kimito Island sightseeing planner.

Getting from Turku to Kimito Island by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°F in December, and nighttime lows around 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 27:
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral, and finally look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Savonlinna road trip planning app.

You can drive from Kimito Island to Savonlinna in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Kimito Island in December: high temperatures in Savonlinna hover around 29°F and lows are around 20°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ruotsinpyhtaa.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

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Ruotsinpyhtaa

Ruotsinpyhtaa ©
Ruotsinpyhtää is a former municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila and then make a trip to Stromforsin Ruukki. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Poikilo - Museums, then take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Ruotsinpyhtaa journey tool.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Ruotsinpyhtaa takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°F in December, and nighttime lows around 22°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ruotsinpyhtaa

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:
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Stromforsin Ruukki ©
Stromforsin Ruukki
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry ©
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry

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