8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Denver
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
4
Inari
— 1 day
Fly:  24​h
End: Denver

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, then examine the collection at Mannerheim Museum, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and finally explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Helsinki trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Denver, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Denver to Helsinki, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Denver in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 60°F by day to 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Wildlife Outdoors
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then kick back and relax at Vepsa Island. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Ett Hem Museum, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Turku trip itinerary website .

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. May in Turku sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Turku

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

1
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, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolovesi National Park.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna day trip planning tool .

Drive from Turku to Savonlinna in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

1
day
Inari

Inari ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then examine the collection at Siida.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Inari tour itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Savonlinna to Inari by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Savonlinna in May, things will get a bit cooler in Inari: highs are around 49°F and lows about 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

Wildlife Museums Outdoors
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Siida ©
Siida
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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