6 days in Finland Itinerary

6 days in Finland Itinerary

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Savonlinna
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Imatra
— 1 night
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Helsinki
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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 10th (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at Punkaharju Ridge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Savonlinna trip itinerary tool.

Manchester, UK to Savonlinna is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature · Historic Sites · Parks

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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

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Imatra

Imatra ©
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
On the 11th (Fri), explore the activities along Saimaa Canal and then see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress. Keep things going the next day: admire the engineering at Imatrankoski and then admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Imatra online trip planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Imatra in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Imatra can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks · Nature · Museums

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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress

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Helsinki

Daughter of the Baltic

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 13th (Sun), get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), then walk around Pihlajasaari Recreational Park, and then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Nuuksio National Park.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip builder site.

You can drive from Imatra to Helsinki in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Adventure

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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Pihlajasaari Recreational Park ©
Pihlajasaari Recreational Park

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