8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Bangkok
Fly + Drive:  16 h 45 min
1
Hamina
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly + Shuttle:  6 h 30 min
3
Inari
— 1 day
Shuttle + Fly:  5 h 30 min
4
Turku
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h
5
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  14 h
End: Bangkok

1
day
Hamina

Hamina ©
Hamina is a town and a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): make a trip to St. John's Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Marian Kirkko, admire the landmark architecture of Hamina Fortress, admire the landmark architecture of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, then admire the landmark architecture of Main Building of Military School, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Hamina tour builder site.

Bangkok, Thailand to Hamina is an approximately 16- hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Bangkok to Hamina, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bangkok in December, expect Hamina to be colder, temps between -1°C and -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Hamina

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum
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Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry ©
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): 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, appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna trip maker.

Drive from Hamina to Savonlinna in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around -1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time 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
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

1
day
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 5th (Wed), get great views at Otsamo Fell, then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Inari visit planner.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Savonlinna to Inari in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Savonlinna in December, expect Inari to be slightly colder, temps between -7°C and -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

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 6th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Turku day trip tool.

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 December, things will get a bit warmer in Turku: highs are around 1°C and lows about -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, steep yourself in history at Mannerheim Museum, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, and finally take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Keep things going the next day: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Helsinki day trip planner.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in December, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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