9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Imatra
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 15​min
5
Inari
— 1 day
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: London

1
night
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.
On the 24th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Pohjolan toimitalo.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Helsinki tour itinerary planner .

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Helsinki, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can take a train to Imatra.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Porvoo
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo

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Imatra

Imatra ©
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Lammassaari Island, step off the mainland to explore Malonsaari, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tainionkosken Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, and finally admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Imatra journey planning site .

You can take a train from Helsinki to Imatra in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In August, daily temperatures in Imatra can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Imatra

Nature Parks Trails
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Malonsaari ©
Malonsaari
Tainionkosken Church ©
Tainionkosken Church

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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 27th (Tue): examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, steep yourself in history at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko.

Before you visit Savonlinna, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Imatra to Savonlinna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time 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
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): stop by Shopping Center Kumpare, hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, and then take in breathtaking views at Kiutakongas Rapids. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, then head outdoors with Karhunkierros, and then relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kuusamo sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Savonlinna to Kuusamo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, daytime highs in Kuusamo are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©

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day
Inari

Inari ©
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, see the interesting displays at Siida, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Inari trip app .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Kuusamo to Inari in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August in Inari, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Inari

Tours Museums Wildlife
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Siida ©
Siida
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and finally step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church and then step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Turku tour planner.

Getting from Inari to Turku by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. While traveling from Inari, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Turku, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

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

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