8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Turku
— 1 night
3
Kuusamo
— 1 night
4
Savonlinna
— 1 day
5
Kotka
— 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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): view the masterpieces at Galleria Lapinlahti. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, thenwander the streets of Katajanokka, and finally hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary planning site.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Tel Aviv in April; daily highs in Helsinki reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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 18th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. April in Turku sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Turku

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

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 19th (Fri), look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo trip builder.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Turku to Kuusamo takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Turku in April, things will get a bit cooler in Kuusamo: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Nature Parks Shopping
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Shopping Center Kumpare ©
Shopping Center Kumpare

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day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, thenstop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Savonlinna online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Savonlinna takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Kuusamo in April, expect Savonlinna to be somewhat warmer, temps between °C and °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

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

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nights
Kotka

Kotka ©
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, thendelve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kotka trip itinerary website.

Getting from Savonlinna to Kotka by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In April in Kotka, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Hamina, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, Arboretum Mustila
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church

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