8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Turku
— 1 night
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Kuusamo
— 1 night
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
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Inari
— 1 day
5
Helsinki
— 2 nights

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church and then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku road trip planning website.

Madison, USA to Turku is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from Madison in September, things will get a bit cooler in Turku: highs are around 60°F and lows about 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then stroll through Ruka.

Plan my day in Kuusamo using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Do a combination of train and flight from Turku to Kuusamo in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Turku in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Kuusamo: temperatures range from 52°F by day to 40°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Nature
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Ruka ©
Ruka
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 18th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Savonlinna in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

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Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 19th (Wed), wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then stroll through Juutua Nature Trail.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Inari tour builder site.

Fly from Savonlinna to Inari in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Savonlinna in September, expect Inari to be slightly colder, temps between 52°F and 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Trails
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

Daughter of the Baltic

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 20th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Ullanlinna and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner.

You can fly from Inari to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, Helsinki is a bit warmer than Inari - with highs of 61°F and lows of 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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