6 days in Finland Itinerary

6 days in Finland Itinerary

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6 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Hamina
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
End: London


1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 24th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Vepsa Island and then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, then don't miss a visit to Archangel Michael's church, and finally explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku online sightseeing planner .

London, UK to Turku is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 2 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from London in December: high temperatures in Turku hover around 1°C and lows are around -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Beaches Parks
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko.

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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. Traveling from Turku in December, expect Savonlinna to be a bit cooler, temps between -1°C and -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hamina.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kerimaki Church
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Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

1
night
Hamina

Hamina ©
Hamina is a town and a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, enjoy the sand and surf at Beach Mansikkalahti, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kotka Church, then don't miss a visit to Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, then pause for some serene contemplation at Marian Kirkko, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Church.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Hamina trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Hamina in 3 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Hamina can reach -1°C, while at night they dip to -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Hamina

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Kotka
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Beach Mansikkalahti ©
Beach Mansikkalahti
Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral ©
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church

1
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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 28th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take a stroll through Katajanokka, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki itinerary builder website .

Drive from Hamina to Helsinki in 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Hamina in December: highs in Helsinki hover around 3°C, while lows dip to -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

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