8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 30​min
3
Inari
— 1 day
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  25​h
End: Manchester

1
night
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.
On the 19th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

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Manchester, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Helsinki is 7 hours. While traveling from Manchester, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 60°F to lows of 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Museums, #Historic Sites
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 21st (Tue), examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then make a trip to Pikkukirkko, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Savonlinna online route planner .

You can drive from Helsinki to Savonlinna in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trips

Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kerimaki Church
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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 ©
On the 22nd (Wed), experience rural life at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, then examine the collection at Siida, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Inari route planner .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Savonlinna to Inari in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Savonlinna in May, with highs in Inari at 49°F and lows at 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Inari

#Museums, #Outdoors, #Wildlife
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Siida ©
Siida
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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night
Turku

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 23rd (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle. On the next day, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, refer to the Turku tour itinerary planning app .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Turku takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Inari in May, things will get a bit warmer in Turku: highs are around 59°F and lows about 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Kurjenrahka National Park
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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