8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 1 day
2
Turku
— 2 nights
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
4
Inari
— 1 day

1
day
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 19th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, thencontemplate the long history of Mannerheim Museum, thenidentify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and finally get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki holiday planner.

Denver, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Denver to Helsinki. Traveling from Denver in May, expect nights in Helsinki to be about the same, around °F, while days are a bit cooler, around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Outdoors Wildlife
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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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nights
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 (Mon): see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, thenrelax and rejuvenate at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then identify plant and animal life at Vepsa Island. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, thenget engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku road trip planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. May in Turku sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Outdoors Parks
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 22nd (Wed), see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the dramatic natural features at Punkaharju Ridge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, thenexplore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Savonlinna vacation planning site.

You can drive from Turku to Savonlinna in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or fly. May in Savonlinna sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. You'll set off for Inari on the 23rd (Thu).

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

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

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day
Inari

Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Inari itinerary builder website.

Fly from Savonlinna to Inari in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Savonlinna in May; daily highs in Inari reach °F and lows reach °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Wildlife Museums
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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