10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Oakland
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Sotkamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Turku
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  18​h 30​min
End: Oakland

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.
Head to Market Square Kauppatori and Hakaniemi Marketfor plenty of shopping. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Stockmann's Department Store. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rock Church, look for gifts at Minna Parikka, learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, and enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Helsinki online tour itinerary planner .

Oakland, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of subway and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Oakland to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Expect colder weather when traveling from Oakland in October: highs in Helsinki hover around 48°F, while lows dip to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. On the 8th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Hiukka and then explore the striking landscape of Venajanhiekka. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Hiidenportti National Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Sotkamo trip builder tool .

Explore your travel options from Helsinki to Sotkamo with the Route module. In October, Sotkamo is slightly colder than Helsinki - with highs of 41°F and lows of 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Venajanhiekka
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Hiidenportti National Park ©
Hiidenportti National Park

1
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 10th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square, then stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Sotkamo to Savonlinna takes 4.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 43°F, and evening lows to 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

1
day
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 11th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, and then head off the coast to Vepsa Island.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Turku trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Turku in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In October in Turku, expect temperatures between 48°F during the day and 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island

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nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): visit a coastal fixture at Archipelago National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Soderlangvik.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kimito Island online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Turku to Kimito Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Kimito Island are 48°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. On the 13th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Soderlangvik ©
Soderlangvik

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