8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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1
Helsinki
— 1 night
2
Turku
— 2 nights
3
Savonlinna
— 3 nights
4
Kerimaki
— 1 night

1
night
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 26th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, thenexplore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally visit Ullanlinna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner.

If you are flying in from Switzerland, the closest major aiport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio 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.
On the 28th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, explore the galleries of Turku Castle, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, and finally take a stroll through Naantali Old Town. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Vepsa Island, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

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You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Turku are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, thenexplore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, and finally see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island, pause for some serene contemplation at Ruokolahden Kirkko, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Tainionkosken Church, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joutsenon kirkko.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Savonlinna trip planner.

Drive from Turku to Savonlinna in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. On the 1st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kerimaki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Nature Museums

Side Trips

Imatra, Kerimaki, Joutsenon kirkko, Ruokolahden Kirkko
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

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night
Kerimaki

Kerimaki ©
Kerimäki is a former municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum and then view the masterpieces at Retretti Art Centre.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kerimaki trip planner.

Kerimaki is just a stone's throw from Savonlinna. In August in Kerimaki, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kerimaki

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Punkaharju, Parikkala
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Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Parikkalan kirkko ©
Parikkalan kirkko
Retretti Art Centre ©
Retretti Art Centre

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