9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Umea
Drive:  5​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
train:  9​h
End: Umea

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then deepen your knowledge of military history at Fortress of Suomenlinna, and finally steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner.

Umea, Sweden to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Umea to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Umea in May, with highs in Helsinki at 18°C and lows at 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, take an in-depth tour of Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, make a trip to Naantali Church, and explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. On the 31st (Thu), you'll travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Naantali, Kuusisto Manor
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Moomin World ©
Moomin World
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then don't miss a visit to Riihisaari, and finally step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, then explore the striking landscape at Punkaharju Ridge, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Savonlinna trip builder site .

You can drive from Rauma to Savonlinna in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Punkaharju Ridge
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

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