9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  17​h 45​min
1
Kouvola
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: New York City

1
night
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila, then explore the striking landscape at Hiidenvuori, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Marian Kirkko, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, then identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, then get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church.

To find ratings and more tourist information, you can read our Kouvola online route builder .

New York City, USA to Kouvola is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from New York City to Kouvola. Traveling from New York City in June, things will get little chillier in Kouvola: highs are around 66°F and lows about 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kouvola

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Kotka, Hamina, Arboretum Mustila, Hiidenvuori
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©

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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 17th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Savonlinna visit website .

You can drive from Kouvola to Savonlinna in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in June, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Turku Castle and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Teijo national park and Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Turku side-trips: Rauma (The Church of the Holy Cross & Old Rauma). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Martinkirkko, and make a trip to Archangel Michael's church.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku trip planner .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Turku takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Rauma, Teijo National Park
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
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Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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