8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Akaslompolo
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
2
Inari
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
4
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Amsterdam

1
day
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Pakasaivo and then head outdoors with Seven Fells Up.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo journey builder tool .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Akaslompolo is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Amsterdam to Akaslompolo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Amsterdam in August: high temperatures in Akaslompolo hover around 19°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trip

Pakasaivo
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Pakasaivo ©
Pakasaivo

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): trek along Juutua Nature Trail, examine the collection at Siida, and then experience rural life at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Inari online route planner .

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Inari takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Inari

#Outdoors, #Museums, #Wildlife
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Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Siida ©
Siida

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 9th (Thu), examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, then look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, and finally explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna vacation builder website .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Savonlinna in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Inari in August, Savonlinna is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Shopping
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 10th (Fri), wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, then hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, and then take a stroll through Stromforsin ruukki. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila, identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, then contemplate the long history of Industrial park Karhu ja Tahti, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kouvola trip planner .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Kouvola in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Kouvola, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kouvola

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kotka, Stromforsin ruukki, Arboretum Mustila
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Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church ©
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church

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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 12th (Sun), head off the coast to Vepsa Island, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Turku holiday planner .

Drive from Kouvola to Turku in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors
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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, then get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally wander the streets of Ullanlinna.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Helsinki road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Museums, #Spas, #Neighborhoods
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
Ullanlinna ©
Ullanlinna

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