8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Ljubljana
Fly:  14​h
1
Kuusamo
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 30​min
3
Inari
— 1 day
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Edinburgh

1
day
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 22nd (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Kiutakongas Rapids, then hit the slopes at Ruka, and then stop by Shopping Center Kumpare.

To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Kuusamo trip planner .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Kuusamo is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Kuwait City in October, things will get colder in Kuusamo: highs are around 3°C and lows about -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Ruka ©
Ruka
Shopping Center Kumpare ©
Shopping Center Kumpare

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then make a trip to Pikkukirkko, then look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, and finally savor the flavors at Savonlinna Market Square.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Savonlinna road trip site .

Fly from Kuusamo to Savonlinna in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. When traveling from Kuusamo in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Savonlinna: temperatures range from 7°C by day to 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

1
day
Inari

Inari ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take a stroll around The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, then trek along Juutua Nature Trail, and then see the interesting displays at Siida.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Inari attractions tool .

Getting from Savonlinna to Inari by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Savonlinna in October, things will get a bit cooler in Inari: highs are around 3°C and lows about -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Inari

Shopping Museums Tours
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The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos
Siida ©
Siida

1
night
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 25th (Thu): browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, and then browse the exhibits of Turku Castle.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Turku online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Inari to Turku by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Inari in October, things will get a bit warmer in Turku: highs are around 10°C and lows about 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Archangel Michael's church ©
Archangel Michael's church
Kauppakeskus Mylly ©
Kauppakeskus Mylly

3
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 26th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, make a trip to Hakaniemi Market, get a taste of the local shopping with Market Square Kauppatori, then learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, and finally take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Aurinkolahti Beach, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner .

Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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