11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Drive:  11​h 15​min
1
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
4
Imatra
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: London

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): deepen your knowledge of military history at Oro. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sea views from Archipelago National Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kimito Island trip builder tool .

London, UK to Kimito Island is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from London to Kimito Island, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in August, expect little chillier with lows of 12°C in Kimito Island. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Oro ©
Oro
Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

2
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 6th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly, and then deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): trek along Kurjenrahka National Park, deepen your understanding of the past and present with Ett Hem Museum, and then explore the galleries of Turku Castle.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Turku trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Turku

Shopping Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Kurjenrahka National Park, Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Savonlinna vacation maker app .

Getting from Turku to Savonlinna by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In August, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Imatra.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

2
nights
Imatra

Imatra ©
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
On the 9th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Lempukka Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lammassaari Island, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall. On the next day, step off the mainland to explore Malonsaari, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joutsenon kirkko, then explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, and finally step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Imatra itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Imatra takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Imatra sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Lappeenranta
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta

3
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.
Do your shopping at Hakaniemi Market and Market Square Kauppatori. Step off the beaten path and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Sibelius Monument. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Fortress of Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki visit site .

Take a train from Imatra to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church

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