8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly + Drive:  16​h 45​min
1
Hamina
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Inari
— 1 day
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. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Marian Kirkko, steep yourself in history at Hamina Fortress, then don't miss a visit to Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, then admire the striking features of Main Building of Military School, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Hamina day trip website .

Bangkok, Thailand to Hamina is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Bangkok to Hamina due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Bangkok in December; daily highs in Hamina reach -1°C and lows reach -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Hamina

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry ©
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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 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, then contemplate the long history of Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, and finally explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Savonlinna route builder app .

You can drive from Hamina to Savonlinna in 3 hours. In December, daytime highs in Savonlinna are -1°C, while nighttime lows are -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough 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. Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take in the pleasant sights at Otsamo Fell, see the interesting displays at Siida, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Inari online visit 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. Traveling from Savonlinna in December, expect Inari to be a bit cooler, temps between -7°C and -17°C. Finish 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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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), gain insight at Turku Cathedral, then explore the galleries of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Turku trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Turku in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Inari in December, expect Turku to be a bit warmer, temps between 1°C and -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

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

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 7th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, steep yourself in history at Mannerheim Museum, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, and finally get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Finland, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online road trip planner .

Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -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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Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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