5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

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5 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Ruotsinpyhtaa
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Edinburgh

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Design Museum.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary tool .

Edinburgh, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Edinburgh in March, expect Helsinki to be little chillier, temps between 3°C and -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 29th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, and finally make a trip to Archangel Michael's church.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Turku vacation maker site .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. March in Turku sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna trip maker tool .

Getting from Turku to Savonlinna by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can 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

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Ruotsinpyhtaa

Ruotsinpyhtaa ©
Ruotsinpyhtää is a former municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa, and finally take a stroll through Stromforsin ruukki.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Ruotsinpyhtaa road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Ruotsinpyhtaa in 3.5 hours. In March in Ruotsinpyhtaa, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ruotsinpyhtaa

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Riverside Park
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Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki
Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa ©
Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry ©
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry

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