8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Knoxville
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Fly:  4​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
— 1 night
Fly:  21​h
End: Knoxville

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night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm and then admire the sheer force of Kiutakongas Rapids. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, then hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, then stop by Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, and finally stop by Shopping Center Kumpare.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kuusamo tour builder site .

Knoxville, USA to Kuusamo is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time is 7 hours. When traveling from Knoxville in July, plan for cooler days in Kuusamo, with highs around 66°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©
Shopping Center Kumpare ©
Shopping Center Kumpare

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 17th (Wed), examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Savonlinna online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Kuusamo to Savonlinna by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. July in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive 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
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

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Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 18th (Thu), enjoy the sea views from Archipelago National Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kimito Island road trip planner .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Kimito Island in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus. July in Kimito Island sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Adventure Outdoors Nature
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

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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.
On the 19th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Turku trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in July, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors Beaches Nature
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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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.
On the 20th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki holiday planning tool .

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Helsinki are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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