8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
1
Turku
— 1 day
Drive
2
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Fly
4
Inari
— 1 day
Fly
5
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly

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day
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 14th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Turku online trip maker.

London, UK to Turku is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Turku. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from London in October, with highs in Turku at 10°C and lows at 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Beaches
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Turku Castle ©
Must see
Turku Castle
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Turku Cathedral ©
Religious Site
Turku Cathedral
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Vepsa Island ©
Beach
Vepsa Island
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2
nights
Kimito Island

Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Archipelago National Park. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Soderlangvik Gard and then identify plant and animal life at Oro.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kimito Island itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Museums
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Oro ©
Wildlife Area
Oro
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Soderlangvik Gard
Art Museum
Soderlangvik Gard
4.5

1
day
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): examine the collection 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 make a trip to Pikkukirkko, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Savonlinna trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Savonlinna takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Kimito Island, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Savonlinna, ranging from highs of 7°C to lows of 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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1
day
Inari

Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Inari trip planning site.

Fly from Savonlinna to Inari in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Savonlinna in October; daily highs in Inari reach 3°C and lows reach -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites
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2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Inari to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Inari in October, with highs in Helsinki at 10°C and lows at 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Kansallisgalleria ©
Art Museum
Kansallisgalleria
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