10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hakaniemi Market and Hietaranta Beach. Shop till you drop at Stockmann Department Store and Marttiini Senaatintori. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, stop by Pien Shop & Bar, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, use the Helsinki road trip planner.

Oakland, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 10 hour difference. When traveling from Oakland in October, plan for colder days in Helsinki, with highs around 48°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): kick back and relax at Hiukka and then enjoy the sand and surf at Venajanhiekka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Hiidenportti National Park.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Sotkamo trip itinerary tool.

Explore your travel options from Helsinki to Sotkamo with the Route module. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Helsinki in October, with highs in Sotkamo at 41°F and lows at 30°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks Nature Beaches

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.
On the 10th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, indulge your taste buds at Savonlinna Market Square, thenlook for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, and finally explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Savonlinna online trip maker.

You can drive from Sotkamo to Savonlinna in 4.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 43°F, while at night they dip to 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to 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, browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Vepsa Island.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Turku trip site.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Turku in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 48°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

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

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Archipelago National Park. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Soderlangvik Gard.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kimito Island online trip builder.

You can drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 48°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kimito Island

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

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