9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Kuusamo
— 1 night
5
Inari
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Newark

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Nuuksio National Park and Laajalahti Nature Reserve. Popular historic sites such as Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Castle Hill are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo & Porvoo Old Town). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Katajanokka, contemplate the long history of Mannerheim Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki day trip website .

Newark, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Newark to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Newark in June: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 65°F and lows are around 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Porvoo, Espoo
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Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 11th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then explore the world behind art at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, use the Turku visit planner .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in June, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Turku

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

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 12th (Wed), examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko.

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

Traveling by car from Turku to Savonlinna takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then hike along Kiutakongas Rapids.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo road trip tool .

You can fly from Savonlinna to Kuusamo in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. When traveling from Savonlinna in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Kuusamo, with highs around 59°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Safaris
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm ©

1
day
Inari

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 14th (Fri): head outdoors with Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, see the interesting displays at Siida, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Inari itinerary planning site .

Getting from Kuusamo to Inari by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Inari can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

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