10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Turku
— 2 nights
3
Kimito Island
— 1 night
4
Savonlinna
— 1 day
5
Ruotsinpyhtaa
— 2 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.
For shopping fun, head to Hakaniemi Market or Taiga Colors. Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Katajanokka, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and visit Ullanlinna.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Helsinki road trip app.

San Francisco, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 10 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in December, plan for much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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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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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 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, thenenjoy 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 °F, and evening lows to °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

Side Trips

Louhisaari Manor, Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

1
night
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 °F in December, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

1
day
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, thenexplore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, thenpause 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 °F and lows are around °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

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

2
nights
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, thensee the interesting displays at Poikilo - Museums, thentake 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 °F in December, and nighttime lows around °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

Side Trips

Poikilo - Museums, Arboretum Mustila, Linden Esplanade, Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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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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