8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 1 night
2
Inari
— 1 night
3
Turku
— 1 day
4
Savonlinna
— 1 day
5
Kuusamo
— 1 night

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), wander the streets of Katajanokka, then explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and then stop by Ullanlinna.

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

Gaya, India to Helsinki is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -3.5 hour difference. In September, Helsinki is cooler than Gaya - with highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Inari.

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

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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. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, experience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm, and then wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Inari trip maker website.

Fly from Helsinki to Inari in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Helsinki in September, with highs in Inari at 13°C and lows at 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Inari

Museums
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Inari Reindeer Farm ©
Inari Reindeer Farm
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

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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 16th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Turku trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Inari to Turku by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Inari in September, expect nights in Turku to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Turku

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

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Savonlinna trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Turku to Savonlinna takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 18th (Tue), explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, fly down the slopes at Ruka, and then explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Kuusamo tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Savonlinna to Kuusamo in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. While traveling from Savonlinna, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Kuusamo, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuusamo

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

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