7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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1
Helsinki
— 1 night
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
3
Kuusamo
— 1 night
4
Turku
— 1 night

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market.

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Chicago, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Chicago to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in August, things will get a bit cooler in Helsinki: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral, thenlook for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, and finally browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square.

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Traveling by car from Helsinki to Savonlinna takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °F in August, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kuusamo.

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Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, thenlook for gifts at Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, thenlook for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids.

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Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Kuusamo takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Kuusamo can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Turku.

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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Shopping Center Kumpare ©
Shopping Center Kumpare
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm ©
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm

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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

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Do a combination of flight and train from Kuusamo to Turku in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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