8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

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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 9th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, thenkick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Kurjenrahka National Park and then identify plant and animal life at Vepsa Island.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Turku trip builder.

Newark, USA to Turku is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Newark to Turku, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Newark, expect colder days and slightly colder nights in Turku, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Kurjenrahka National Park
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 11th (Thu), stop by Shopping Center Kumpare, hit the slopes at Ruka, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kuusamo road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Turku to Kuusamo takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Turku in October, with highs in Kuusamo at °F and lows at °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Ruka ©
Ruka
Shopping Center Kumpare ©
Shopping Center Kumpare

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 12th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral, make a trip to Pikkukirkko, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, thensee the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Paaskylahden kirkko, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Savonlinna takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. While traveling from Kuusamo, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Savonlinna, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

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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 13th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, thencontemplate the long history of Mannerheim Museum, and finally kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), thendon't miss a visit to Senate Square, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Helsinki in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. On the 15th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum

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