8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
3
Kuusamo
— 1 night
4
Turku
— 1 night
5
Tampere
— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, contemplate the long history of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki vacation maker tool.

Rome, Italy to Helsinki is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. In July, Helsinki is a bit cooler than Rome - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Porvoo
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum

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night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 18th (Thu), examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, steep yourself in history at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, thenexamine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, thenexplore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko.

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You can drive from Helsinki to Savonlinna in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Savonlinna are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kuusamo.

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
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm and then explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kuusamo day trip planner.

Drive from Savonlinna to Kuusamo in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Kuusamo are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Nature Parks
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm ©
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 20th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, thentake an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, thenget engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, and finally make a trip to Archangel Michael's church.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Kuusamo to Turku in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Turku are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

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

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, thensee the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Tampere vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Turku to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

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