8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  31​h
1
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Sydney

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 13th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, make a trip to Riihisaari, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Savonlinna attractions planner.

Sydney, Australia to Savonlinna is an approximately 31-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Savonlinna, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Fri): relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, get outside with Karhunkierros, and then see the interesting displays at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Kuusamo trip simple and quick.

You can fly from Savonlinna to Kuusamo in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. While traveling from Savonlinna, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Kuusamo, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Kuusamo

#Outdoors, #Trails, #Parks

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros

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 16th (Sat), 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.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Turku visit planning site .

Fly from Kuusamo to Turku in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

#Beaches, #Wildlife, #Parks
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): wander the streets of Ullanlinna, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral. On your second day here, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Helsinki tour itinerary builder .

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Outdoors
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

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