6 days in Finland Itinerary

6 days in Finland Itinerary

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6 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  33​h
1
Inari
— 1 day
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Turku
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Sydney

1
day
Inari

Inari ©
On the 24th (Mon), take in the pleasant sights at Otsamo Fell, then see the interesting displays at Siida, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Inari day trip planning site .

Sydney, Australia to Inari is an approximately 33-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Sydney in December: high temperatures in Inari hover around -7°C and lows are around -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida ©
Siida
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then browse the exhibits of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Turku travel itinerary planner.

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. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Inari in December; daily highs in Turku reach 1°C and lows reach -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

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

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): enjoy the sea views from Archipelago National Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kimito Island trip maker website .

Getting from Turku to Kimito Island by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. December in Kimito Island sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Nature Historic Sites Parks
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

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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 (Thu): explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, then get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and then learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo).

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki travel planning site .

You can drive from Kimito Island to Helsinki in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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