8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Turku
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 30​min
4
Inari
— 1 day
shuttle + Fly:  4​h
5
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: London

1
day
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 14th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Vepsa Island.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku trip itinerary site .

London, UK to Turku is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Turku is 2 hours. Traveling from London in October, expect Turku to be a bit cooler, temps between 10°C and 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

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

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 15th (Mon), get interesting insight from Archipelago National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Soderlangvik and then stroll through Oro.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kimito Island trip planner .

Traveling by car from Turku to Kimito Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): 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, pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, and finally explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Savonlinna journey planner .

Getting from Kimito Island to Savonlinna by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Kimito Island in October: highs in Savonlinna hover around 7°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can 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 ©
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): experience rural life at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, then see the interesting displays at Siida, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Inari day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Savonlinna to Inari takes 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 October, with highs in Inari at 3°C and lows at -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Siida ©
Siida
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Rock Church, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Finland, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki online journey planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Helsinki in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Inari in October; daily highs in Helsinki reach 10°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Spas
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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