9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: London
Fly:  6 h
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Imatra
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
4
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
5
Inari
— 1 day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Pohjolan toimitalo.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Helsinki. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Porvoo
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
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.
On the 26th (Mon), head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, head off the coast to Malonsaari, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tainionkosken Church, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Imatra day trip site.

Drive from Helsinki to Imatra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Imatra, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Imatra

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

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night
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): 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, thenexamine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, thenexplore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Savonlinna trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Imatra to Savonlinna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive 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
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare, trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, thenget outside with Karhunkierros, and then experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kuusamo trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Kuusamo in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Kuusamo are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids

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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 30th (Fri): wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, thensee the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Inari road trip planning website.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Inari in 6 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): gain insight at Turku Cathedral, thentake an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, thenadmire the landmark architecture of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and finally step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church and then enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Turku trip planner.

Getting from Inari to Turku by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Inari in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Turku: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

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

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