7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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7 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  18​h 30​min
1
Hamina
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Kimito Island
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Newark

1
day
Hamina

Hamina ©
Hamina is a town and a municipality of Finland. On the 6th (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, then brush up on your military savvy at Bunker Museum, then steep yourself in history at Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, and finally contemplate the long history of St. John's Church.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Hamina tour planner .

Newark, USA to Hamina is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Newark to Hamina. Traveling from Newark in May, things will get little chillier in Hamina: highs are around 60°F and lows about 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Hamina

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Kotka, Bunker Museum
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Bunker Museum ©
Bunker Museum
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Savonlinna journey maker website .

Traveling by car from Hamina to Savonlinna takes 3 hours. In May, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

1
day
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Archipelago National Park.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kimito Island vacation maker app .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Kimito Island takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus. In May, daytime highs in Kimito Island are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Ett Hem Museum, then explore the galleries of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

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Drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in May, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

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

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.
On the 10th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online journey planner .

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in May, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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