11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Train + Fly:  6 h 15 min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  4 h 15 min
2
Inari
— 1 night
Shuttle + Fly:  5 h 45 min
3
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
5
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Drive:  3 h 15 min
6
Ruotsinpyhtaa
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  8 h 30 min
End: London

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.
On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online itinerary builder.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Helsinki is 2 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from London in September: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 19°C and lows are around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, experience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm, and then get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Inari day trip site.

Getting from Helsinki to Inari by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. In September, Inari is little chillier than Helsinki - with highs of 13°C and lows of 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Inari

Museums
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Inari Reindeer Farm ©
Inari Reindeer Farm
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Naantali Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and finally kick back and relax at Vepsa Island.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Turku trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Turku takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Inari in September, expect nights in Turku to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Archipelago National Park. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Soderlangvik Gard and then look for all kinds of wild species at Oro.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kimito Island road trip site.

You can drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kimito Island

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

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 10th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna trip website.

You can drive from Kimito Island to Savonlinna in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. September in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ruotsinpyhtaa.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Ruotsinpyhtaa

Ruotsinpyhtaa ©
Ruotsinpyhtää is a former municipality of Finland. On the 11th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Stromforsin Ruukki and then identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, visit Linden Esplanade, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Santalahti Nature Trail.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Ruotsinpyhtaa online route planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Ruotsinpyhtaa takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ruotsinpyhtaa

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Kotka, Arboretum Mustila, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Stromforsin Ruukki ©
Stromforsin Ruukki

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