8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  15 h 15 min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 45 min
4
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Ruotsinpyhtaa
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  17 h
End: Charlotte

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Mannerheim Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Katajanokka and Kansallisgalleria. Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip planning tool.

Charlotte, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Charlotte to Helsinki is 7 hours. Traveling from Charlotte in October, you will find days in Helsinki are much colder (48°F), and nights are slightly colder (35°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

1
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 20th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, thenstep into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally make a trip to Archangel Michael's church.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku trip site.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 48°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kimito Island.

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

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Archipelago National Park.

Discover how to plan a Kimito Island trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Turku to Kimito Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Kimito Island can reach 48°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, thenexamine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the 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. Traveling from Kimito Island in October, you will find days in Savonlinna are slightly colder (43°F), and nights are about the same (34°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Ruotsinpyhtaa.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kerimaki Church
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Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

1
night
Ruotsinpyhtaa

Ruotsinpyhtaa ©
Ruotsinpyhtää is a former municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): contemplate the long history of Stromforsin Ruukki.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Ruotsinpyhtaa trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Ruotsinpyhtaa in 4 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 45°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Ruotsinpyhtaa

Historic Sites
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Stromforsin Ruukki ©
Stromforsin Ruukki

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