8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Ruotsinpyhtaa
— 2 nights
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
4
Turku
— 1 day
5
Tampere
— 1 night

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Helsinki

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 24th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Helsinki holiday maker website.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In December, Helsinki is little chillier than Amsterdam - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Ruotsinpyhtaa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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Ruotsinpyhtaa

Ruotsinpyhtaa ©
Ruotsinpyhtää is a former municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Main Building of Military School, then pause for some serene contemplation at Marian Kirkko, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa, and finally steep yourself in history at Stromforsin Ruukki. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, tour the pleasant surroundings at Santalahti Nature Trail, wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Church, then admire the landmark architecture of Hamina Fortress, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Ruotsinpyhtaa trip itinerary app.

Getting from Helsinki to Ruotsinpyhtaa by car takes about 1.5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Helsinki in December: high temperatures in Ruotsinpyhtaa hover around -1°C and lows are around -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Ruotsinpyhtaa

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

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Stromforsin Ruukki ©
Stromforsin Ruukki
Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa ©
Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 29th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Savonlinna trip builder tool.

You can drive from Ruotsinpyhtaa to Savonlinna in 4 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach -1°C, while at night they dip to -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

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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 30th (Sun): make a trip to Archangel Michael's church, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Turku takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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night
Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 31st (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Tampere trip site.

Getting from Turku to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 30 — 31:
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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