6 days in Finland Itinerary

6 days in Finland Itinerary

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6 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Drive:  8​h 30​min
1
Ruotsinpyhtaa
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Turku
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
4
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: London

1
day
Ruotsinpyhtaa

Ruotsinpyhtaa ©
Ruotsinpyhtää is a former municipality of Finland. On the 10th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Loviisan kirkko, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa, and finally wander the streets of Stromforsin ruukki.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Ruotsinpyhtaa tour itinerary planner.

London, UK to Ruotsinpyhtaa is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Ruotsinpyhtaa. Traveling from London in December, you will find days in Ruotsinpyhtaa are cooler (-1°C), and nights are a bit cooler (-6°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Ruotsinpyhtaa

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Loviisan kirkko, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki
Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa ©
Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa
Loviisan kirkko ©
Loviisan kirkko

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, then don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna tour planning site .

You can drive from Ruotsinpyhtaa to Savonlinna in 3.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach -1°C, while at night they dip to -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Turku.

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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day
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 12th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then don't miss a visit to Archangel Michael's church, and finally step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Turku route planner .

Getting from Savonlinna to Turku by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In December in Turku, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Archangel Michael's church ©
Archangel Michael's church

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Rock Church, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, and finally take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Ullanlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then wander the streets of Katajanokka, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planning site .

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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