9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Moscow
Fly + Drive:  7 h 30 min
1
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 30 min
3
Turku
— 1 night
Fly + Shuttle:  5 h 45 min
4
Inari
— 1 day
Shuttle + Fly:  4 h 15 min
5
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: Moscow

2
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Kotka

Kotka ©
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): wander the streets of Linden Esplanade. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Santalahti Nature Trail, contemplate the long history of Stromforsin Ruukki, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kotka online tour itinerary planner.

Moscow, Russia to Kotka is an approximately 7- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Moscow to Kotka, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Kotka are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, Arboretum Mustila, Stromforsin Ruukki, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Stromforsin Ruukki ©
Stromforsin Ruukki

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, get all the information you need at Riihisaari, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, and finally explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Savonlinna travel planner.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Savonlinna takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Turku.

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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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 11th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and then deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Turku trip planning site.

Getting from Savonlinna to Turku by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. September in Turku sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Turku

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

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Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, then relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm, and then get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Inari trip itinerary builder.

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Turku to Inari in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Turku in September: high temperatures in Inari hover around 13°C and lows are around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Museums
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Inari Reindeer Farm ©
Inari Reindeer Farm
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

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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 14th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Ullanlinna, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, and finally explore the world behind art at Design Museum.

To find more things to do and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki day trip planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Inari in September, expect Helsinki to be a bit warmer, temps between 19°C and 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Beaches Outdoors
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Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
The National Museum of Finland ©
The National Museum of Finland

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