8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Savonlinna
— 1 day
Drive
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Pori
— 1 day
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
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Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, then look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, and finally pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip itinerary builder app.

Mumbai, India to Savonlinna is an approximately 22-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 May, Savonlinna is much colder than Mumbai - with highs of 17°C and lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

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Pori

Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 12th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), take in the exciting artwork at Pori Art Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Pori trip site.

Drive from Savonlinna to Pori in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Museums
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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then admire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and finally take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Keep things going the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly and then get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku journey planner.

Traveling by car from Pori to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, then take in the exciting artwork at Okra, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."